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Spanish Literature 1-2 AP (HP) (2339, 2340)

Grade Range:
 Spanish 5-6 or higher; B average or higher; recommendation of teacher
 Course duration:
 One year
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 World Language; weighted
 UC subject area satisfied:
 e - Language Other than English
Course Description:
 This course is designed for students who wish to pursue the equivalent of a third-year college-level course in literature. The course stresses proficiency in language skills and the analysis of selected literary works from the countries where the language is spoken. Students read several representative works, including one or more full-length works from each author designated on the Required Authors List published annually in the Advanced Placement Course Description Guide. In addition, students study works by other authors representing a variety of genres, historical periods, and geographical areas. Students read works that are representative of the central themes and preoccupations of each author. Excerpts from longer works should be read in conjunction with, not instead of, a complete novel or play. Students learn to formulate and express critical opinions and judgments orally and in writing. The interrelationship between literature and culture is developed. The major outcomes for the course are based on guidelines from the College Entrance Examination Board.

Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Abrendo puertas: Tomo I, McDougal Littell, 2003.
Abrendo puertas: Tomo II, McDougal Littell, 2003.