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Section 23. LETTERS/ENGLISH

CSSC Code Title Alternate Titles Description
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23     LETTERS/ENGLISH   A summary of groups of instructional programs that describe sounds, literature, syntax, phonology, morphology, semantics, sentences, prose and verse, as well as the development of skills and attitudes used in communicating and evaluating thought and feelings through oral and written language.
  01   ENGLISH, GENERAL.   A group of instructional programs that generally describes the skills and techniques essential to learning the English language.
    01 English 7   reading, writing, listening, speaking skills; literature appreciation; vocabulary study; mechanics; usage; spelling
    02 English 7, Honors English 7, Above Grade Level literature and composition; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills; text preview; study skills
    03 English 8, Below Grade Level   literature and composition; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    04 English 8 English 8, Average reading, writing, listening, speaking skills; usage; sentence structure; literature appreciation
    05 English 8, Honors English 8, Above Grade Level literature appreciation; in-depth study of reading writing, speaking, listening skills
    06 English 1, Below Grade Level English 9, Basic; Communication Skills, Non College grammar study; literature survey; reading, writing speaking, listening skills
    07 English 1 English 9, Average grade level English; genres; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    08 English 1, Honors English 9, Honors above grade level English; in-depth study of reading, writing, speaking, listening skills; general study
    09 English 2, Below Grade Level English 10, Basic communications skills, reading, writing, speaking and listening; study skills; genres
    10 English 2 English 10, Average on grade level English; reading, writing, speaking, listening skills; mechanics; usage, genres
    11 English 2, Honors English 10, Honors above grade level English; language origins; genres; in-depth study of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    12 English 3, Below Grade Level English 11, Basic high interest reading; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills; writing through literature
    13 English 3 English 11, Average on grade level English; genres; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    14 English 3, Honors English 11, Honors above grade level English; in-depth study of reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    15 English 4, Below Grade Level English 12, Basic writing through literature; reading, writing, speaking, listening skills
    16 English 4 English 12, Average on grade level English; genres; term paper preparation; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    17 English 4, Honors English 12, Honors above grade level English; genre; research paper; reading, writing, listening, speaking skills
    18 World Literature Modern Classical Literature reading and critiquing; world classical literature
    19 Renaissance Literature Man in a New World reading and critiquing literature of the Renaissance; Petrarch to Shakespeare
    20 Romanticism Man and Nature reading and critiquing literature of the Romantic period including Goethe, Burns, Wordsworth, Emerson, etc.
    21 Realism   reading and critiquing literature of realism including Defoe, Howells, James, etc.
    22 Literature, Contemporary Contemporary Fiction; 20th Century Literature; Big Books of the 20th Century modern authors; thematic patterns; essay writing; reading and critiquing works of the 20th century including Jarrell, Brautigan, Dickey, Updike, etc.
    23 Irish Literature   reading and study of Irish literature including Yeats, Synge, O'Flaherty, etc.
    24 Russian Literature   reading and critiquing Russian writers including Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, etc.
    25 Bible as Literature Literature of the Bible study of the Old Testament; New Testament; Heroes; prophecies; poetry
    26 Mythology and Fable Mythology and Folklore; Heroes, Gods and Monsters study of Greece and Rome; Egypt and Mesopotamia; China, Japan and India; mythologies and fables
    27 Drama, Introduction   play reading of dramatists such as Ibsen, Miller; stage production planning; critiquing; rudiments of set design
    28 World Drama   reading and critiquing the drama of the world up to the modern period
    29 Plays, Modern Survey   reading and critiquing of modern playwrights including Pinter, Albee
    30 Novels   readings, discussions and writings on selected novelists such as Hawthorne, Twain, Melville, etc.
    31 Short Story Short Narrative; Short Fiction historical development; American and foreign short stories
    32 Mysteries   detective stories by Poe, Collins, Doyle, Gardner, etc.; crime story reading and critiquing
    33 Poetry   figures of speech; melodic elements; poetic forms; modern poetry; survey of British and American poetry including Bradstreet, Eliot, etc.
    34 Rock Poetry   study of rock music lyricists such as Lennon, Dylan, etc.
    35 Humor Let's Laugh; American Humor reading and critiquing works of humorists such as Thurber, Wodehouse, Nash
    36 Biography Autobiography; Famous Personalities reading and critiquing biographies
    37 Non Fiction   catastrophe; adventure; essays; editorials; reading and critiquing
    38 Science Fiction Literature of the Mysterious; Fiction and Fantasy reading and critiquing of science fiction literature; UFOs; robots
    39 Themes in Literature War and Peace; Modern Journalistic Literature literature study on selected themes
    40 Literature of Human Values   short stories; essays; short novels on human values
    41 Ethnic Literature Minority Literature minority groups; Chicanos; women; aged; handicapped
    42 Women in Literature   study of women as heroines and as writers
    43 Sports through Literature   articles, books, films highlighting sports
    44 Occult Literature Supernatural Literature psychic phenomena in literature; astrology; magic; monsters; Gothic literature reading and critiquing
    45 Protest Literature   study of literature centering on protest movements
    46 Youth and Literature Adolescent Fiction; Books and the Teenage Reader authors focusing on youth
    47 Heroes   different types of heroes; fiction and non-fiction
    48 Utopias   readings on perfect social systems
    49 Death   death expressed in literature; drama; prose; poetry
    50 Nobel Prize Authors   study of O'Neill, Buck; Faulkner; Hemingway; Steinbeck; analysis of works of Nobel authors
    51 Seminar on an Author   one author read, critiqued, evaluated
    52 English, Real Life Problem Solving   studying literature for self-knowledge
    53 Reading, Independent Study   studying self-selected readings
    54 Research Technique Writing and Research; Research Process; College Writing; Research Paper; Research and Writing the Term Paper term paper format; organization and presentation of researched material
    55 Children's Literature & Fantasy   study of C.S. Lewis; Tolkien, L'Engle, LeGuin, Bettleheim and other authors who write in this genre or about this genre
    56 Vocational English   general English instruction studied in relation to its practical application to specific vocational areas of study
    61 English Skills 1 for Visually Impaired    
    62 English Skills 2 for Visually Impaired    
    63 English Skills 3 for Visually Impaired    
    64 English Skills 4 for Visually Impaired    
    65 Pre-IB English 1 (grade 9)    
    66 Pre-IB English 2 (grade 10)    
    67 Pre-IB English 3 (grade 11)    
    68 IB English 4 (grade 11 or 12)    
    69 IB English 5 (grade 12)    
    70 AP Language and Composition    
    71 AP Literature and Composition    
    00 English, Other General    
  02   CLASSICS   A group of instructional programs that describe the language and literature of the ancient Greco-Roman world in English translation.
    11 Mythological Literature, Greek and Roman Classical Mythology deities; heroes; Homer; Virgil
    00 Classics, Other    
  03   COMPARATIVE LITERATURE   A group of instructional programs that describe the comparison of various aspects of literature, based on selected dimensions such as genre, theme, literary period, and language source.
    11 Comparative Literature Comparisons in Literature plot; character; theme; setting; comparisons of European, Russian and American authors
    21 Latin American Authors/Literature   plot; character; theme; setting; cultural perspective of literature written by Latin American authors; contrast with American and European literature
    00 Comparative Literature, Other    
  04   COMPOSITION   A group of instructional programs that describe the principles and techniques of selecting, combining, arranging, and developing ideas, and expressing them in appropriate written forms such as narration, exposition, or persuasion.
    01 Composition, Expository Writing Practice; Contemporary Composition; Expository Writing basic composition structure; models; skill improvement
    02 Writing Laboratory Writing Skills Workshop; Composition, Advanced Computer Assisted Writing Instruction intensive practice; writing skills; laboratory setting
    03 Writing About Literature   writing about plays, short stories, novels
    04 Vocabulary Fun With Words; College Vocabulary Skill Building; Word Power dictionary use; prefixes and suffixes; spelling
    05 Spelling   study of spelling words; assigned lists; self-identified lists
    06 Grammar 7 Language Structure 7 traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics
    07 Grammar 8 Language Structure 8 traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics
    08 Grammar 9 Language Structure 9 traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics
    09 Grammar 10 Language Structure 10; Grammar Review 10, College Preparation traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics; spelling, punctuation, proof reading
    10 Grammar 11 Language Structure 11; Grammar Review 11, College Preparation traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics; vocabulary; composition
    11 Grammar 12 Language Structure 12; Grammar Review 12, College Preparation; English SAT Preparation traditional grammar, transformational grammar, structural linguistics; vocabulary; composition
    12 Etymology Wordsearch; Word Clues study of Latin and Greek root words
    13 Handwriting Penmanship techniques for and exercises in handwriting
    14 Interpersonal Communication   role-playing, experiments, games, discussions; verbal, non-verbal behavior; composition suggestions
    15 Word Study - Remedial   vocabulary improvement; pronunciation; prefixes; root meanings
    00 Composition, Other    
  05   CREATIVE WRITING   A group of instructional programs that describe the techniques of composition of such forms of literature as the short story, verse, drama, and others that involve some degree of spontaneity and exercise of the imagination on the part of the writer.
    11 Creative Writing 10 Creative Writing 1 short story; one-act plays; informal essays; poetry
    12 Creative Writing 11 Creative Writing 2, Workshop short story; poetry; one-act plays; informal essays; prose writing
    13 Creative Writing 12   short story; poetry; one-act play; informal essay
    21 Creative Writing, Independent Study   short story; plays; poetry; independent writing projects
    00 Creative Writing, Other    
  06   LINGUISTICS (INCLUDES PHONETICS, SEMANTICS, AND PHILOLOGY)   A group of instructional programs that describe the descriptive, historical and theoretical aspects of language, its nature, structure, varieties, and development, including especially sound systems (phonology), grammatical systems (morphology, syntax), lexical systems (vocabulary, semiology), and writing systems.
    11 Linguistics Language and Thought; Semantics and History of Language human speech structure; language effects; borrowing, inventions, discoveries; language dialect; language sciences; growth and development of language
    00 Linguistics (includes Phonetics, Semantics, and Philology), Other    
  07   LITERATURE, AMERICAN   A group of instructional programs that describe American writings in prose or verse, especially those of an imaginative or critical character, including biography, criticism, drama, essay, fiction, poetry, myths, and legends.
    11 American Literature Selected American Authors; American Experience; Portrait of an American; American Writers major American writers; novels, short stories, dramas, poetry; chronological survey
    21 Black Literature Literature of Black America; Afro American Literature novels; short stories; plays; poetry; Black and Afro American writers
    31 American Dream in Literature American Heroes; American Dilemma; American Cultural Patterns; American Philosophy In Literature study of Puritanism; Transcendentalism; Naturalism; Pragmatism; Existentialism; American dream representations
    41 Folklore, American   study of Ozarkian, Black, American Indian, Western, Yankee, Southern folktales; customs; folksongs; superstitions
    51 Indian Literature American Indian Literature study of Indian tribes and their literature; American Indian fables and myths
    61 State Writers Regional Writers specific state writers; regional and ethnic literature
    71 Western Literature Frontier Literature literature representative of the frontier; folksong; Zane Grey
    81 Mexican American Literature   readings and discussions on literature of Mexican Americans
    00 Literature, American, Other    
  08   LITERATURE, ENGLISH   A group of instructional programs that describe British writings in prose or verse, especially those of an imaginative or critical character, including biography, drama, essay, criticism, fiction, poetry, myths, and legends.
    11 British Literature Survey Major British Writers; British Literature, Conventions and Experiments; Background of Modern British Literature study of Beowulf, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Keats; survey of British literature; Romantic and Victorian prose and poetry; contemporary British writers
    21 Shakespeare Ages of Man; Political Intrigue and Murder comedies; tragedies; histories; play analysis; professional production attendance
    31 Modern British Writer   study of Joyce, Yeats, Shaw, Hardy, Osborne, Golding, Greene
    41 Victorian Literature   study of Victorian literature
    51 Satire, Modern British   study of Bleak House; Major Barbara: The Wastelands; Lucky Jim; Monty Python; British satire
    61 Arthurian Legend Once and Future King reading and examination of the Arthurian legend
    71 Medieval Literature   Chaucer, Middle English texts, morality and miracle plays, exploration of sacred and profane literature
    00 Literature, English, Other    
  09   RHETORIC   A group of instructional programs that describe the effective use of language, including an examination of the patterned use of language for its effects.
    00 Rhetoric, Other    
  10   SPEECH, DEBATE, AND FORENSICS.   A group of instructional programs that describe strategies to improve competence in speaking and listening and the application of forms of argument to testing ideas or reaching decisions.
    11 Public Speaking Communications, Basic; Speech Arts; Oral Composition; Oral Communications; Forensics extemporaneous, demonstrative, persuasive, informative oral communication; videotape; speech writing and delivery
    21 Speech 1 Oral Interpretation; Speech, General; They Used to Call It Rhetoric oral reading; children's literature; delivering, selecting, organizing speeches; persuasion; poise and verbal skills
    22 Speech 2 Speech Tournament; Discussion and Debate; Debate and Argumentation tournaments; debate techniques; argumentation; problem solving
    23 Speech 3   speech practices and techniques
    31 Debate Practicum Contract   individual work in debate
    00 Speech, Debate, and Forensics, Other    
  11   TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS WRITING.   A group of instructional programs that describe the theory, methods, and skill is needed for writing scientific, technical, and business paper and monographs.
    11 Technical English   methods and skills for writing scientific, technical and business papers
    00 Technical and Business Writing, Other    
  12   LANGUAGE ARTS, READING    
    11 Reading Development 1 Reading Improvement; Remedial Reading; Reading Skills; Chapter 1 Reading; Reading Fundamentals; Corrective Reading instruction for students with reading difficulties; skill acquisition; reading techniques; below grade level remediation; word attack skills; comprehension
    12 Reading Development 2 reading difficulties; continued skill building; student needs diagnosis; survival reading; critical thinking skills; study habits  
    13 Reading Development 3   continued skill building; emphasis on individual deficiencies; functional literacy
    14 Reading Development 4   competency test reading; career reading skills
    15 Speed Reading    
    16 Advanced Reading and Study Skills Reading and Conference; Literature, Individualized; Best Sellers; Reading for Pleasure reading under contract; advanced reading skill development
  13   LANGUAGE ARTS, BASIC SKILLS    
    11 Functional English 1 Correlated Language Arts 1 integrated language arts course designed to develop reading and writing skills; survival and job-oriented skills; emphasis on short reading selections, vocabulary from context, and writing paragraphs
    12 Functional English 2 Correlated Language Arts 2 study to improve reading and writing skills; mastery of survival skills; short stories and short composition; job applications; answering want ads; letters of complaint
    13 Functional English 3 Correlated Language Arts 3 study to improve reading and writing skills; provide mastery of job-oriented skills; usage, syntax, vocabulary building; five-paragraph essays; business letters
    14 Functional English 4 Correlated Language Arts 4; Minimum Standards Review; Personal and Career Communications remediation of deficiencies in reading, writing and survival/career skills; emphasis on grammar, essay development, reading and vocabulary development through literature; resumes and job hunting
  99   LETTERS/ENGLISH, OTHER   A group of instructional programs in letters not described above.
    00 Letters/English, Other    

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