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European Literature

Course: 502

Grade Level:
Course Length:
Full Year
1 Credit



Course Description:

This course surveys seminal works of European literature, including lyric poetry, folk tales (old and new), drama, and the epic. Special attention will be paid to developing vocabulary and writing about literature. Students are required to complete summer reading and an accompanying assignment prior to the start of school.

Textbook/Class Resources:

9781319182694, Hacker, The Bedford Handbook: Eleventh ed., Bedford St. Martin’s, 2020

(The Bedford Handbook will be used throughout the year, and subsequent years, for many purposes. The eleventh edition is absolutely essential for classroom use.)

or 9781319361082, Hacker, The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update: Eleventh ed., Bedford St. Martin’s, 2020

(This Bedford Handbook was previously purchased for use in 9th grade.)

It is essential to obtain these particular editions:

9780393602975, Tatar, ed., The Classic Fairy Tales, Norton, 2016

9780007280599, Tolkien, Tales from the Perilous Realm, HarperCollins, 2009

9781580493482, Roberts, ed., Beowulf, Prestwick House, 2005

9781580495165, Shakespeare, Macbeth: Side by Sides, Prestwick House 2003