SENIOR ENGLISH AND SPORTS IN LITERATUREGrade: 12Duration: 1 SemesterPrerequisite: NoneCredit: 0.5 per semester
Through a variety of contemporary fiction and non-fiction and film, students explore how individual and national identities are shaped through sports. Literature will be used as a lens to examine how athletics shape identity including; individual character; developing a sense of communal, regional and/or national identity; while serving as an area to overcome racial, gender and socio-economic barriers. Assessments include literary analysis, a research paper and a cumulative independent final project.
Possible texts: The Bullpen Gospels, Unbroken, Rose Bowl Dreams and The Boys in the Boat
Students considering Division I athletics in college should consult their School Counselor before enrolling in this course