The members of the English Department strive to develop in each student the reading, writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills needed to meet the demands of a college curriculum. Novels, plays, short stories, and poems expose students to a rich variety of classic and contemporary world literature and encourage an interpersonal appreciation for literature of other cultures and all genders. Canterbury students practice revision techniques to produce polished essays in different modes, including the narrative, the descriptive, and the analytic. Fifth and Sixth Formers, except students in AP Language and AP Literature, select two semester-long English electives.
The courses listed below represent the current offerings of our English Department. For full course descriptions, please refer to our ACADEMIC GUIDE.
THIRD FORM ENGLISH – THE ELEMENTS OF LITERATURE & COMPOSITION
FOURTH FORM ENGLISH – AMERICAN VOICES
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENGLISH LITERATURE
GENRE IN LITERATURE
HONORS IDENTITY AND CULTURE
HONORS LITERATURE OF THE RENAISSANCE
HONORS ORIGINS, MYTHS AND LEGENDS
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY PROJECT ADVANCE:
CREATIVE NONFICTION WRITING