AP Spanish Literature & Culture: Curricular Requirements

  • The course is structured to allow students to complete the entire required reading list published in the AP Spanish Literature and Culture Curriculum Framework.
  • The teacher uses Spanish almost exclusively in class and encourages students to do likewise.
  • The course explicitly addresses each of the six course themes: Las sociedades en contacto, La construcción del género, El tiempo y el espacio, Las relaciones interpersonales, La dualidad del ser and La creación literaria.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to discuss literary texts in a variety of interactive formats.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to analyze the relevance of literary texts to historical, socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to learn and apply literary terminology to the analysis of a variety of texts representing different genres and time periods.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to relate artistic representations and audiovisual materials to the course content.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to write short responses and analytical essays related to literary texts, using language appropriate for literary analysis.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to analyze cultural products, practices or perspectives referenced in literary texts.
  • The course provides opportunities for students to compare literary texts produced in different historical contexts.
  • The course includes activities within and beyond the classroom setting for students to reinforce their understanding of literary texts.

Resource Requirements

 
  • The school ensures that each student has a copy of the works being read, for individual use inside and outside of the classroom.
  • The school ensures that students have access to a school or public library that includes works of prose, poetry, fiction, and drama by a wide range of Peninsular and Latin American authors.
  • The school provides audio and video equipment and materials that allow for ongoing opportunities to relate artistic representations and audiovisual materials to the course content and develop proficiency across the three modes of communication. This equipment can include video or DVD players or computers, language labs, or compact disc/cassette player.

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