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AP Spanish LiteratureCourse DescriptionThis is a two-semester course intended to be the equivalent of a third-year college level “Introduction to Spanish Literature” course. The objective of the Advanced Placement course is to prepare students for taking the Advanced Placement Test in Spanish Literature. Students will learn to develop a high degree of competence in language skills and in the interpretation of literature. Students are required to read, analyze and discuss in writing a wide variety of representative works from three major genres: narrative, poetry, and theater, using the appropriate terminology and applying the different tools of literary criticism.In this context, students will do a close reading of all the required fifty-three readings from the AP Spanish Literature Exam issued by the College Board. The readings include authors from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age and nineteenth century to more contemporary writers such as García Márquez and Isabel Allende.Texts & Supplemental Instructional MaterialsBooks: Momentos Cumbres de las Literaturas Hispánicas: Introducción al Análisis Literario by Rodney T. Rodríguez ISBN 0-13-101645-8 Pearson/Prentice Hall Supplemental Materials: Abriendo puertas: Antología de literatura en español, Tomo I, Nextext. ISBN 0-618-22207-3 Abriendo puertas: Antología de literatura en español, Tomo II, Nextext. ISBN 0-618-22206-5Course Goals and/or Major Student OutcomesHaving successfully completed the course:Students will have considerably increased their reading comprehension and writing proficiency in Spanish enabling them to pursue upper level division course work in Spanish.• Students will be able to understand, discuss, and analyze major complex pieces of Spanish literature in their original versions.• Students will be able to write analytical and critical essays demonstrating clear comprehension of the works.Transferable Skills2
• Students will be able to formulate and develop a logical written argument drawing from their own critical wisdom.• Students will be able to demonstrate a critical awareness of the degree to which cultural identity is a social construction.• Students will be able to engage in productive discussion of how culture shapes societies through critical understanding of the questions of difference.