Course Philosophy Advanced Placement courses are rigorous college-level courses. As such, they require a strong commitment on the part of the student. In this class the readings will be challenging; the writing will be frequent and will require an independent mind. This class is collaborative in structure and design and thus we will explore literature together to determine its meaning. You must be willing to actively engage in the class discussions and activities to do well in the class. We will function as a community of learners. A strong commitment to the work as well as to listening and learning from each other will make this a class in which we are all teachers and students.