Course title

AP Seminar



Course description

“AP Seminar…engages students in cross-curricular conversations that explore the complexities of academic and real-world topics and issues by analyzingdivergent perspectives. Using an inquiry framework; students practice reading and analyzing articles; research studies; and foundational literary andphilosophical texts; listening to and reviewing speeches; broadcasts; and personal accounts; and experiencing artistic works and performances. Studentslearn to synthesize information from multiple sources; develop their own perspectives in research-based written essays; and design and deliver oral andvisual presentations; both individually and as part of a team.”


1 - Exemplar of different discussion modes for literary and argumentative analysis 2 - Exemplar of literary text analysis through varied perspectives 3 - PTI; AP Seminar major research and writing assignment 4 - PT2; AP Seminar major reading analysis; research; and writing assignment 5 - Exemplars of analysis frameworks 6 - Exemplars of literary nonfiction; visual media; and poetry analysis 7 - Summer reading analysis/writing assignment 8 - Sample writing test prompt analysis I have also included the Course Syllabus for an outline of the course's major units. There is a list of exemplar activities for each unit on the syllabus; essential questions and aligned learning objectives; and exemplar nonfiction and literary pieces listed for study.


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School country

United States

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School city


School / district Address

500 West Guadalupe Road

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Requested competency code


Date submitted



Approved competency code

  • ENGL
  • 4 years of English

Approved date

Denied date

Denied reason

The decision to deny the acceptance of AP Seminar as an English requirement is twofold.  This course is only applied as an Elective credit if student has a high enough score at all three Tri-University schools.  Additionally; the AP curriculum and the school’s course descriptioN/Assignment breakdown does not demonstrate enough of the content of the course is English specific for it to fulfill an English requirement.  

Deferred Reason

Defer for committee review

Online / Virtual