About the Course

AP Spanish Literature and Culture (NCAA Approved)

  • Grade 9+
  • CTY-Level
  • Session-Based

Study Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Hispanic literature from the middle ages to the present day and develop your critical reading and analytical writing skills in Spanish as you prepare for the AP Spanish Literature and Culture exam. In this course, which is conducted entirely in Spanish, you’ll write essays, discuss literary texts and their varied contexts, and participate in class discussions to analyze works of poetry, prose, and drama. You’ll also analyze themes and works of varied artistic representations and complete a variety of oral and written activities and assignments.

By the end of this course you will better understand the Spanish speaking world through the study of its culture as reflected in literary works.

During virtual class meetings your instructor will guide you through lectures, readings, discussions, and other resources. You will also participate in one-on-one virtual meetings with your instructor and teaching assistant.

Meeting times: Tuesday – 8-9 p.m. ET

Time Commitment: 4 - 5.5 hours per week (1 hour class time, 0.5 hours optional meeting, 3-4 hours independent work).

Important Dates
Registration for Winter Session Closes

Classes

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Synchronous class meetings typically last about an hour.

 

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Testing and Prerequisites

  Math Verbal
Required Level CTY-Level or CTY-Level
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Course Prerequisites

AP Spanish Literature and Culture (NCAA Approved) requires:

1 prerequisite

At least three years of Spanish language instruction and a satisfactory result on placement test, or an AP Spanish Language and Culture exam score of 4 or 5

Cost and Financial Aid

  • Tuition
    • Varies
  • Application fee
    • Nonrefundable Application Fee - $15 (Waived for financial aid applicants)
    • Nonrefundable International Fee - $20 (outside US only)

Financial Aid is available

We are committed to serving all talented youth regardless of financial circumstances. Financial assistance is available based on need.

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Course Materials

Please acquire all course materials by the course start date. If you have questions about these materials or difficulty locating them, please contact ctyinfo@jhu.edu.
 

Book Title: Abriendo puertas. Ampliando Perspectivas: Student Worktext
Author: Bowen & Bowen
ISBN: 978-0547858630

  • A headset with a microphone
  • A Spanish-English dictionary is not required, it may be useful as a personal reference for the duration of this course.

Earning School Credit

AP - NCAA Approved

Recommended school credit: One academic year

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Technical Requirements

This course requires a computer with high-speed Internet access and an up-to-date web browser such as Chrome or Firefox. You must be able to communicate with the instructor via email. Visit the Technical Requirements and Support page for more details.

This course uses a virtual classroom for instructor-student communication. The classroom works on standard computers with the Zoom desktop client, and on tablets or handhelds that support the Zoom Mobile app. Recorded meetings can only be viewed on a computer with the Zoom desktop client installed. The Zoom desktop client and Zoom Mobile App are both free to download.

Most course lectures may be viewed on mobile devices, but some assignments and quizzes must be completed on a desktop or laptop computer.

Chromebooks are not recommended due to required downloading of specialized software.

This course uses Respondus LockDown Browser proctoring software for designated assessments. LockDown Browser is a client application that is installed to a local computer. Visit the Respondus website for system requirements.

Terms & Conditions

Students may interact in online classrooms and meetings that include peers, instructors, and occasional special guests.

Courses may include videos from the web. Recommendations or links at the end of videos are provided by the video host and are not CTY recommendations. 

Virtual class meetings may be recorded for students to review.

After a you complete a course, your projects may be used to illustrate work for future students. 

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