World Literature

General Information

  • InstructorNissa Rudd
  • Weekly School Work Load at Home: 5 hours
  • For schedule, location, and all applicable fees, please visit our Schedule and Pricing page


  • The Elements of Style Workbook: Writing Strategies with Grammar Book (July 16, 2018): Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Bulfinch’s Mythology: The Age of Fable by Thomas Bulfinch, Dover: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • The Three Theban Plays: Antigone; Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles, Translated by Robert Fagles, Penguin: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, No Fear Shakespeare: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Les Miserables by Victor Hugo (adapted by Charles Wilbur), Fawcett: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Berkley: Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton, Scribner (2003): Purchase Online – Amazon
  • Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Penguin: Purchase Online – Penguin


  • World Literature introduces students to a variety of major authors and poets from different parts of the world. This class promotes an understanding of the works in their cultural and historical contexts.  Students complete weekly reading assignments with accompanying reading guides. Class time includes a devotional, grammar/writing instruction, and interactive discussions based on the previous week’s reading. Students practice a variety of writing styles, including both creative writing and critical analysis.

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