HONORS ENGLISH 10
Welcome to Honors English 10! Our curriculum this year is based on understanding world cultures and discovering our unique place within the context of a global community. As the world grows smaller due to globalization, we must recognize that we are no longer just citizens of our own separate countries but citizens of the world, and we must become more knowledgeable about it and responsible to it.
To this end, we must come to understand the ways in which different cultures view and explain our human pursuits. Using both emic and etic perspectives, we will look at how cultures relate to one another, how they differ, and how those in power as a result of membership in a dominant culture can oppress and subjugate those who are members of a minority culture. Ultimately, I hope you will leave this class with a sense of empathy and appreciation for the unique experiences of others.