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AP Literature and Composition Syllabus

Video-Film Syllabus
Advanced Video-Film Syllabus
Video-Film Project Options

 

  
Course Overview:

AP Literature and Composition is a course in the critical analysis of, and response to, (primarily British) literature and poetry.  It is designed to prepare students for the AP Literature and Composition Exam, to foster an appreciation for reading and writing, and to introduce students to the academic expectations of college.

It should be noted that this is a rigorous class, demanding exceptional self-discipline, diligence, and the ability and willingness to take intellectual risks.  Students should consider carefully whether their academic, athletic, personal, and employment schedules will allow the time necessary to successfully complete this course.  Students who take Advanced Placement courses will be expected to take the designated Advanced Placement examination.

Students in AP Literature should expect to read and respond to approximately 40-50 pages of often complex and difficult material between class meetings. Additionally, in-class essays will be assigned approximately twice per month. While writing skills are taught and refined, competent dexterity in written expression is assumed. Regular oral participation is mandatory and will be included in the determination of grades.

AP Literature Reading List:

- Selections from Dubliners James Joyce
- A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man James Joyce
- Sound and Sense An Introduction to Poetry, 8th Edition Laurence Perrine
- Hamlet: Prince of Denmark William Shakespeare
- The Tragedy of Macbeth William Shakespeare 
- Frankenstein: Or, the Modern Prometheus Mary Shelley
- Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
- Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell 
- The Canterbury Tales Geoffrey Chaucer
- Selections from The Norton Anthology of English Literature and England in Literature

Course Overview:

Video-Film is a year-long elective course in the study and practice of film-making. Semester one will expose students to film history, theory, criticism, and the basics of film-making, including photography, mise-en-scene, movement, editing, sound, acting, and story.  Semester two will involve more hands-on work with video cameras and editing software.  Students will work in groups to complete shooting scripts, storyboards, and video projects of varying genres.

Textbook:  Understanding Movies, Eleventh Edition, by Louis Giannetti

Advanced Video-Film is a year-long elective course in the study and practice of film-making. Students are expected to have completed Video-Film with a grade of B or better, or have equivalent experience in the practice of videography and digital video editing.  Students in Advanced Video-Film are free to pursue their specialized interests in video production, but must adhere to a quarterly point schedule determined by the instructor.  Students may work individually or in groups to complete projects.  Additionally, Advanced Video-Film students are encouraged to act as mentors for beginning Video-Film students when needed.

Quarterly Point Schedule:

Quarter 1:   150 points
Quarter 2:   200 points (= 350 points for Semester 1)
Quarter 3:   200 points
Quarter 4:   200 points (= 400 points for Semester 2)

Project Options: 

In order to earn points toward their Quarterly Point Schedule, students may choose from the course-approved project options or submit their own ideas for teacher approval.  Point values may vary due to project length. 

*Additionally, the teacher may assign specific video projects or assignments.

 

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