Bienvenidos a la clase de Español Avanzado:
Literatura y Cultura
AP Spanish Literature and Culture is designed to introduce students to the formal study of Peninsular Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature from the middle ages to the present day. The course aims to develop students’ critical reading and analytical writing skills in Spanish to perform successfully on the Advanced Placement exam in Spanish Literature, as well as develop students' ability to make interdisciplinary connections and explore linguistic and cultural comparisons.
This class will be conducted entirely in Spanish and students will be expected to communicate in Spanish appropriate to this level. The course covers the entire official AP Spanish Literature and Culture required reading list. Students will be required to write essays to continue improving analytical writing, as well as participate in active discussions to analyze the different works of poetry, prose, and drama. Literary texts are grouped by themes. Students will discuss literary texts and their varied historical, socio-cultural, and political contexts in a variety of oral and written activities and assignments, all in Spanish. Finally, students will analyze themes and works of varied artistic representations, as well as audiovisual and audio resources, in relation to the course content.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- Better understand the Spanish speaking world through the study of its culture as reflected in literary works.
- Use techniques of literary movement and a basic vocabulary of literary terms in Spanish in order to engage en discussion about literary criticism.
- Have greater knowledge of major literary movements, genres, periods, authors, and works that have shaped Spanish speaking countries.
- Carry a conversation demonstrating understanding and analysis of the process of comparing major pieces of Spanish literature.