Course Level: College Preparatory

Credits: 2.5

Grade Level: 12

Prerequisite: Refer to Level Placement Policy

NJ Course Code:

This course will introduce students to the conventions, themes, and techniques of suspense, mystery, and horror fiction. Students will analyze poems, short stories, novels, and/or film to determine how authors build suspense and bring our worst nightmares to life.

Possible texts: Shirley Jackson's I Have Always Lived in the Castle, Stephen King's The Mist and The Long Walk, Shelley's Frankenstein, Poe's poetry and short stories, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes and short stories, Cormac McCarthy's The Road, Josh Malerman's Bird Box, and  Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None.

*This course is eligible as a replacement for any one (1) semester of an English IV standard course for students who have thus far met all graduation requirements

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