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AP Spanish Literature and Culture

Department: Modern and Classical Languages
Teachers: Ana de Castro
Open to: Seniors
Length: 2 Semesters

The goal of the Advanced Placement Spanish Literature class is to help students be open to growth and intellectually distinguished as they read and analyze Spanish and Latin American literature while maintaining or improving writing skills, aural comprehension, grammar usage, and depth of vocabulary.  The course will be conducted exclusively in Spanish:  discussions, lectures, written exercises, assessments, and oral presentations.

At the end of this course, the student will have completed an introductory/survey course in Hispanic literature at the college level.  Toward this end, selected works from the literature of Spain and Latin America will be read and discussed in class.  Students will be open to growth, intellectually distinguished, and committed to justice as they understand the philosophies, social conscience, and intellectual challenges of renowned authors from Spain and Latin America.  The student will read and analyze (in writing and orally) the literary works of the authors recommended by the Advanced Placement Board.  The course is a survey of Hispanic literature in the genres of novel, short story, poetry, and drama.  The writers represent a variety of styles and thematic interpretations from Spain and Latin America.    

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