The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works. This is a dual credit English course as well as an Advanced Placement English course. Seniors receive three free hours of college English credit from Angelo State University for each semester they are in the course. The hours are transferrable to any state school in Texas and to most private schools as well. The courses for which students receive credit are ENGL2321 – Readings in British Literature and ENG2325 – Readings in World Literature.