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Spanish M.A. Courses and Curriculum

Students in the Spanish M.A. program will enjoy courses facilitated in the most Spanish possible, while choosing from one of two program tracks. A student’s choice of track will determine his or her class schedule.

Classes are offered in the Fall, Spring, and Summer, including afternoon and evening classes. Each degree consists of 15 core credits, 15 credits from the chosen track, and six credits from the student’s chosen method of degree completion (thesis or comprehensive exam).

Core Courses:

  • Teaching Spanish: Theories, Approaches, and Issues
  • Introduction to Scholarship in Spanish Applied Linguistic and Hispanic Literatures
  • Introduction to Spanish Linguistics
  • History of the Spanish Language
  • Study of the Hispanic Culture

Applied Linguistics and Teaching Methodology Track Courses:

  • Spanish Phonetics and Phomenics
  • Integrating Instruction and Assessment in the Spanish Curriculum
  • The Discourse of the Spanish Classroom
  • Current Topics in the Teaching of Spanish
  • Action Research in the Teaching of Spanish

Hispanic Literatures and Cultures Track Courses:

Choose four of the following:

  • Medieval Literature
  • Golden Age Spanish
  • Spanish Novels of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
  • Spanish Poetry: Nineteenth Century to Present
  • Modern Hispanic Theater
  • Spanish American Poetry


  • Topics in the Teaching of Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
  • Completion Credits:
    • Thesis

    • Comprehensive Exam plus six approved credit hours of graduate coursework

For more information on courses being offered in the Spanish M.A. program, you can view the Spanish M.A. Handbook (pdf), or, for more general information, you can view the graduate course catalog.