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Explore literature from around the world as you expand your language arts skills and earn high school credit. This innovative online course allows you to pursue the credit you need while you work at your own pace. You'll develop knowledge of world literature through integrated educational experiences in the language arts strands.

Over the course of four units, you'll explore the elements of literary writing through the study of two works. In the first two units, you'll learn about character and conflict, metaphor, irony, point of view, allusion, and other key literary features as you read The Kite Runner. Then, in Units 3 and 4, you'll examine Like Water for Chocolate, and explore key themes that figure prominently in this novel. Through your study of these exemplary novels, you'll have ample opportunity to practice critical reading strategies, expand your vocabulary, and master process writing strategies and self-monitoring techniques.

Since the course is presented online, you can study wherever and whenever you want as you work at your own pace. You'll also benefit from the support of a dedicated and experienced instructor who will guide your learning throughout the course. It's a great solution for anyone who needs to complete this English requirement for high school graduation.

This course is offered through Career Online High School, a division of Smart Horizons Career Online High School, and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS). English II: World Literature and Composition, Semester 1, is a one-semester course, and can be completed in up to four weeks. Enroll in this convenient, affordable course, and start on your path toward completing your high school education.

Semester 1 - 0.5 Credit

  • Unit 1: ­ Creative Non­Fiction

    • Lesson 1 ­ Unit Introduction
    • Lesson 2 ­ "Farewell to Manzanar"
    • Lesson 3 ­ "Typhoid Fever" from Angela's Ashes
    • Lesson 4 ­ "The Swimming Lesson"
    • Lesson 5 ­ "Terwilliger Bunts One"
    • Lesson 6 ­ Unit Project
  • Unit 2: ­ Speculative Fiction

    • Lesson 1 ­ Unit Introduction
    • Lesson 2 ­ A Sound of Thunder
    • Lesson 3 ­ By the Waters of Babylon
    • Lesson 4 ­ Unit Project

Semester 2 - 0.5 Credit

  • Unit 2: ­ Speculative Fiction

    • Lesson 1 ­ Unit Introduction
    • Lesson 2 ­ A Sound of Thunder
    • Lesson 3 ­ By the Waters of Babylon
    • Lesson 4 ­ Unit Project
  • Unit 3: ­ Night and Research Writing

    • Lesson 1 ­ Introduction to American Drama
    • Lesson 2 ­ Pre­Writing for Research
    • Lesson 3 ­ Research and Finding Sources
    • Lesson 4 ­ Organization
    • Lesson 5 ­ Drafting
    • Lesson 6 ­ Revising/Editing
    • Lesson 7 ­ Unit Project