The Master of Arts in Spanish is a program of advanced study in the combined areas of foreign language pedagogy, Hispanic literatures and cultures, and Spanish language. The program will include 30 hours of graduate course credit plus a six-credit thesis or 36 hours of graduate course credit without a thesis.
The program is divided into two tracks: the Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy track and the Literatures and Cultures track, with both tracks sharing a common core of five classes. The core’s five courses are taught in Spanish and integrate a wide variety of communicative modes (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational), lexicon, regional dialects, etc., to challenge and sharpen students’ linguistic skills. At its heart, the core is designed to give all students a broad, integrated, and holistic introduction to the field, including language pedagogy, Hispanic linguistics, historical linguistics, and theoretically informed study of culture, as well as a skill-based introduction to research and writing within the subspecializations within the field. The two tracks will build upon the base established in the core and provide advanced study in each track’s area of specialization.
Students applying to this master’s must meet the following requirements:
It is the intention of this program to enable candidates to develop:
Four of the following:
Successful completion of thesis
Elective Coursework, as approved by program director 6 cr.
Successful completion of Comprehensive Exam
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