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Studies in Language & Literature

At ISU the IB Diploma Program Studies in Language & Literature offers three first language courses:  English, Korean and Mongolian.  Each course that is designed to develop the students’ writing, speaking, and analytical skills concerning literature in their first language as well as to develop an appreciation for that language's literature through finding and creating connections between literature and life.

Studies in English Language & Literature

May 2016 (Grade 12) - ENGLISH Language & Literature

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Things fall Apart by Chinua Achebe (HL)
Poetry of Tennyson
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
War Poems by Wilfred Owen (HL)
May 2017 (Grade 11) - ENGLISH Language & Literature
Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie
Midaq Alley by Naguib Mahfouz
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi (HL)
Poetry of Tennyson
Poetry of Carol Anne Duffy
War Poems by Wilfred Owen (HL)
May 2016 (Grade 12) - ENGLISH Literature (HL)
Part 1:
Candide (Voltaire) ­ (18th c.)
Siddhartha (Hermann Hesse)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
Part 2:
War Poems by Wilfred Owen
Drama - ­ Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
Prose - ­ Luka and the Fire of Life (Salman Rushdie)
Part 3 (Prose):
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Salman Rushdie)
Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald) ­ 
Things Fall Apart (Chinua Achebe)  
Part 4:
The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka
Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley ­ (17th c.)
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas

 

Studies in Korean Language & Literature

 

Grade 11 students cover the following works:

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn                                           (Mark Twain)  Novel

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich                                (Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn) Novel

The great root [Geodaehan Ppuri]                                        (Kim, Soo-Young) Selected Poems

Cattle. [So]                                                                               (Yu, Chi-Jin) Drama

Muddy Stream [Taglyu]                                                          (Chae, Man-Sik) Novel

Trees on a slope [Namudeul Bitare Seoda]                          (Hwang, Sun-Won) Novel

Please Look After Mom [Eommareul Butakhae]                   (Shin, Kyung-Sook) Novel

The way [Do]                                                                            (An, Byeong-Uk) Essays

Original Yun Dong-Ju’s poems [Wonbon Yundongju Sijib]   (Yun, Dong-Ju) Selected Poems                              

1984                                                                                          (George Orwell) Novel

Grade 12 students cover the following works:

 

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn                                             (Mark Twain) Novel

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich                                  (Aleksandr I Solzhenitsyn) Novel

The great root (Geodaehan Ppuri)                                          (Kim, Soo-Young) Selected Poems

Cattle. (So)                                                                                 (Yu, Chi-Jin) Drama

The Plaza [Gwangjang]                                                             (Choi In-Hoon) Novel

Trees on a slope [Namudeul Bitare Seoda]                            (Hwang, Sun-Won) Novel

Please Look After Mom [Eommareul Butakhae]                     (Shin, Kyung-Sook) Novel

The way [Do]                                                                              (An, Byeong-Uk) Essays

Original Yun Dong-Ju’s poems [Wonbon Yundongju Sijib]    (Yun, Dong-Ju) Selected Poems                           

Three Generations [Samdae]                                                    (Youm, Sang Soeb) Novel

Studies in Mongolian Language & Literature

 

 The Grade 11 students studying Mongolian A1 cover the following works:

  • Mandukhai Tsetsen Khatan (Sh. Natsagdorj)
  • Chimeegui Khashgiraan (B.Shuudertsetseg)
  • Selected poems from “Setgel ruu shagaigch Tuund” (G. Ayurzana)
  • Madome Bovary (F.Gustave)
  • Manai yeiin baatar (Lermontov M.)
  • Etseg huvguud (Turgenev I.)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)

The Grade 12 students study the following works:

  • Selected poems (G. Ayurzana, L. Ulziitugs)
  • Selected short stories (G. Ayurzana, L. Uzliitugs)
  • Tungalag Tamir (Ch. Lodoidamba)
  • Shine baishind (D. Namdag)
  • Uchirtai gurvan tolgoi (D.Natsagdorj)
  • Hairiig hairla (D. Batbayar)
  • Bi endees yavahgui (E. Oyun)
  • Romeo and Juliet (W. Shakespeare)
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