This course is an introduction to literature. Students will be introduced to authors and works from American, British and World Literature in preparation for more focused studies as upperclassmen (i.e. Junior level American Literature Survey). Students will also be introduced to the different genres of literature such as poetry, short stories, plays and novels. This course aims to provide students with language, reading and composition skills. To do this, students will examine many authors and their works, study different literary periods and look at various genres. To develop writing skills, students will complete many writing assignments throughout the year.