AP Span Lit Syllabus 20112012-2.doc

AP Span Lit Syllabus 20112012-2.doc - Aliso Niguel High...

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Aliso Niguel High School World Languages Department A.P. Spanish Literature 2011-2012 Course Syllabus Course Overview: This is a fifth year high school class that is comparable to a third year college-level course for students who have a broad understanding of literary concepts and analysis. Spanish literature from a variety of genres will be studied extensively. Writing skills will be expanded through literary compositions. All students enrolled in the course are recommended to take the AP Spanish Literature exam given in May. We will read, discuss, and write responses to each text on the College Board required reading list. Students are expected to develop and practice literary criticism skills. Students will be exposed to different literary theories and will develop a vocabulary base of literary terms. We will analyze literature of authors from Spain and Latin America from the Middle Ages through the present century in conjunction with the various historical, societal, and political trends of the given time period. Students are recommended to have a portfolio in which they provide the following information from each piece of literature read: Author (Brief biography which includes: Influences, Themes, Other Works) Literary Devices Answers to discussion questions Essays Exams Notes From Different sources (class discussion notes, films, films, internet, media, lectures) 1f546bd70d710ae58662a6bbb9096f2b752b82bc.doc 1
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Please note that the Constitution of the State of California requires that we provide a public education to you free of charge. Your right to a free education is for all school/educational activities, whether curricular or extracurricular, and whether you get a grade for the activity or class. Subject to certain exceptions, your right to a free public education means that we cannot require you or your family to purchase materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms for any school activity, nor can we require you or your family to pay security deposits for access, participation, materials, or equipment. Textbook- Abriendo Puertas, Tomos I & II : McDougall Littell, 2003 Student Evaluation In addition to the readings, analysis, and discussions, the course requires at least three essays each semester. In the fall students do general reports on particular works and analyze poems; in the spring they compare and contrast two works. The other essays are sample question types based on the AP Spanish Literature Exam. Students must demonstrate proper usage of literary terms in their essays and papers are graded using the AP Spanish Literature scoring guidelines. Each student will also have to present information about an author listed in the required reading list once each semester. Tests and quizzes 25% of grade Daily work, participation, and use of only Spanish 15% of grade Homework assignments 20% of grade Essays 30% of grade Final 10% of grade 97 – 100% A+ 87 – 89% B+ 77 – 79% C+ 67 – 69% D+ 93 – 93% A 83 – 86% B 73 – 76% C 63 – 66% D 90 – 92% A- 80 – 82% B- 70 -72% C- 60 – 62% D- *anything below a 60% is an F 1f546bd70d710ae58662a6bbb9096f2b752b82bc.doc 2
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