This course will help students develop reading and analysis skills and learn to express themselves effectively in writing, presentations, and discussions. Students will learn how to conduct research, organize and present information, and engage in a process of planning, writing, and revising. They will also review grammatical concepts. Students will read excerpts from important philosophical works as well as two novels, an epic poem, and a variety of short stories. There are several writing assignments, such as a research paper, a statement of life philosophy, a narrative, etc. This is the first course in a two-part Twelfth-Grade English series (ENGL 055 and ENGL 057). This course also encompasses Common Core content.
Prerequisite: 
ENGL 053: Eleventh-Grade English, Part 2 or an eleventh-grade equivalent
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: The Power of Thought
Unit 2: Philosophy in History
Unit 3: Religious Movements
Unit 4: Power of Intention
Unit 5: Power of Knowledge