English, Grade 12, University Preparation (ENG 4U)
What better place to study English than Ireland, home to some of the most accomplished writers of the 19th and 20th centuries! Study James Joyce in Dublin, William Trevor in Cork and W.B.Yeats in Galway.
This has been our most popular course since its introduction in 1998. The locations are guaranteed to stimulate high levels of interest, enjoyment and success in students' literary and communications development. Students will study works appropriate to, and augmented by, the areas and locations in Ireland which we will be visiting.
We will examine literature, plays, poems, prose, fiction and essays by various Irish writers. Surrounded by the rich literary heritage of such places as Dublin, Cork, how could one fail to be stimulated and elevated to heights of literary appreciation? Students will study a variety of challenging and stimulating texts, in order to develop their writing, critical thinking and an overall appreciation of literature. Students will write a journal, essays and an independent literary research project.
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English University Preparation (ENG 3U)