SPANISH V: LITERATURE & CULTURE
The AP® Spanish Literature and Culture and Spanish V: Literature and Culture course provides a college level survey of texts from Peninsular, Latin American and U.S. Hispanic authors. Students complete readings from the College Board required reading list for the AP® Spanish Literature and Culture course and learn to analyze the works within their social and historical context and as expressions of major literary movements. Students build an understanding of form, structure, theme and literary devices and how each of these enhances the understanding of a text, as well as an understanding and appreciation of the rich variety of literature in Spanish, of the value of literature as an expression of Hispanic cultures and of the universal purpose of literature in general. The course is organized around the six themes designated by the AP® curriculum framework and conducted entirely in Spanish. In this multi-track course, students may select the AP® or Spanish V track, depending on whether they plan to take the AP® exam in May. AP® students are expected to delve deeper into the topics, take AP®-style assessments, and prepare for the AP® exam. Spanish V is recommended for students who want to read literature in Spanish but do not want to prepare for the AP® exam.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of least threes years of high school Spanish or proficient heritage speakers interested in literature, art and history; Instructor recommendation
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