This means that we will listen to and learn from each other and therefore all actions and behaviors must be focused on the best academic interests of the group.
Active and thoughtful participation in class discussions is required for success in the course.
This is completed outside of class starting in January of the junior year with submission in March of the senior year.
Corresponds to Part 1 of the World Literature Course (March of Year 2).
Challenging readings, compositions, and discussions will form the crux of our time together and major assessments will consist of oral presentations and extended formal literary analysis essays.
Some assessments will be graded internally (by your instructor) and others will be graded externally (by the IBO).Participation in discussions will be assessed in a variety of ways, but please understand that in order to make a high score and get the most use out of this course, you must be an active member of the group.While the ultimate goal of this course is preparation to pass each of the IBO required assessments and to receive an IB Diploma at the end of the two years, please know that if you actively engage yourself in the coursework, you will have taken a giant step towards college preparation while also growing in your understanding of how to be a positive citizen of the world.This means that in order to succeed academically, independent thinking, personal motivation and goal-setting, commitment to the workload, organization, curiosity about the world, and an innate desire to learn are absolutely necessary.Furthermore, to promote the success of all students, the class will function as a community of learners.Please be assured that all texts have been chosen because of the importance of their art, not as a means of creating controversy.Students have 2 hours and 45 minutes to compose a literary analysis essay in response to one of three provided prompts.Textbook and Materials Introduction to masterpieces of world literature, emphasizing historical, generic, and thematic connections.If you are planning to take this course for credit towards a UT Austin degree plan and would like credit for the Global Cultures flag, you must submit a petition request to Undergraduate Studies.Please note that many of the texts that we will read contain mature language, ideas, and scenarios.It is necessary that students enrolled in IB courses are able to approach such mature content with an open, inquiring, respectful mind.