Course Summary
Credit Type:
Nationally, Internationally
3 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 9 Spanish language for a score of 3
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 12 Spanish language for a score of 4
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Hispanic literatures for a score of 5
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 12 Spanish language for a score of 5


The AP Spanish Literature and Culture Exam assesses student understanding of the skills and required readings outlined in the course framework. The exam is 3 hours long and includes 65 multiple-choice questions and 4 free-response questions. The details of the exam, including exam weighting and timing, can be found below:
Section I. Multiple-choice questions
Part A: Interpretive Listening - Audio Texts, 15 questions, 10% of score, 20 minutes
Part B: Reading Analysis - Print and Texts, 50 questions, 40% of score, 60 minutes
Section II. Free-response 4, questions, 1 hour, 40 minutes (Recommended timing per question below)
Question 1: Short-answer - Text Explanation 7.5% 15 minutes
Question 2: Short-answer - Text and Art Comparison 7.5% 15 minutes
Question 3: Essay - Analysis of a Single Text 17.5% 35 minutes
Question 4: Essay - Text Comparison 17.5% 35 minutes

Skills Measured:

The Exam assesses content and skills developed in the eight units of the course:
Unit 1: La época medieval
Unit 2: El siglo XVI
Unit 3: El siglo XVII
Unit 4: La literatura romántica, realista y naturalista
Unit 5: La Generación del 98 y el Modernismo
Unit 6: Teatro y poesía del siglo XX
Unit 7: El Boom latinoamericano
Unit 8: Escritores contemporáneos de Estados Unidos y España
Instruction & Assessment
Supplemental Materials

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