World Literature Honors is an intensive year-long course that gives students an overview of the literature of many peoples and cultures. Much comparative work is done with the class comparing the genres from culture to culture. Emphasis is on understanding the world through a study of literature that reflects the social, religious, and philosophical practices of a people. Composition focuses on critical analysis of literature covered in class. Emphasis is placed on the research process throughout the year. This course is designed for the student who needs and can rise to the challenges of an English course that is beyond the expectations of the college preparatory literature course. A humanities approach to learning is used throughout the year. Vocabulary development is implemented through the use of online programs and the study of vocabulary in the context of the literature. A multi-media approach to learning is used throughout the year. Completion of a thesis paper is a requirement for graduation.