Master of Arts in Spanish

Program Description | Admission Degree Requirements | Courses


Program Description

The Master of Arts in Spanish is a thirty-six hour program that prepares students for doctoral study and for careers as instructors of Spanish in secondary and higher education. In addition, the program provides students with the skills necessary to enter the workforce as interpreters within various industries by providing a thorough foundation in practical fluency skills through cultural, linguistic, and literary training. The program does not require a thesis.


Admission

Students seeking admission to the graduate program in Spanish must submit the following directly to the Office of Graduate Admissions:

  1. Graduate Application
  2. Application fee
  3. Official transcript from the baccalaureate degree granting institution
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. A writing sample on a Spanish cultural topic that demonstrates advanced proficiency (5 double-spaced pages)
  6. A graded writing sample from an upper-level Spanish course

To be admitted into the program under regular graduate admission, applicants must have a 3.0 overall GPA.


Degree Requirements

The M.A. in Spanish requires a minimum of thirty-six hours of graduate credit, and the student may choose one of two degree plans.

Plan 1 - M.A. in Spanish

Notes
* Taken for graduate credit
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPAN 5332 Spanish Golden Age Literature 3
SPAN 5333 Spanish American Literature: Pre-European to Independence 3
SPAN 5334 Contemporary Spanish American Literature 3
SPAN 5337 Literature ANalysis and Research Methods 3
SPAN 5338 Second Language Teaching Methodology 3
SPAN 5361 Structure of Spanish 3
SPAN 5370 History fo the Spanish Language 3
SPAN 5371 Contemporary Spanish Literature 3
Restricted Electives (6 credit hours)
Choose two from:
SPAN 4360 Don Quijote* 3
SPAN 4370 Seminar in Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization* 3
SPAN 5331 Seminar in Comparative Spanish Art and Culture 3
SPAN 5336 Hispanic Women's Studies 3
SPAN 5060 Speical Topics in Spanish
SPAN 5372 Spanish for Technical Composition 3
SPAN 5373 Theories and Practices of Translation and Interpretation 3
SPAN 5374 Studies in Spanish Linguistics
Electives (6 credit hours)
All graduate courses in SPAN 6
Total 36

Plan 2 - Master of Arts in Spanish

Notes
* Taken for graduate credit
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Spanish
Course Name Hours
Specified Courses (24 credit hours)
Choose all from:
SPAN 5332 Spanish Golden Age Literature 3
SPAN 5333 Spanish American Literature: Pre-European to Independence 3
SPAN 5334 Contemporary Spanish American Literature 3
SPAN 5337 Literature ANalysis and Research Methods 3
SPAN 5338 Second Language Teaching Methodology 3
SPAN 5370 History fo the Spanish Language 3
SPAN 5371 Contemporary Spanish Literature 3
Restricted Electives in BESL (6 credit hours)
Choose two from:
BESL 4303 Curriculum in Bilingual and Second Language Programs* 3
BESL 5301 Applied Linguistics for Classroom Teachers 3
BESL 5302 Social, Cultural, and Language Influences on Learning 3
BESL 5304 Language Acquisition and Development for Bilingual and ESL Programs 3
Restricted Electives in SPAN (6 credit hours)
Choose two from:
SPAN 4360 Don Quijote* 3
SPAN 4370 Seminar in Selected Topics in Literature, Language, or Civilization* 3
SPAN 5331 Seminar in Comparative Spanish Art and Culture 3
SPAN 5336 Hispanic Women's Studies 3
SPAN 5060 Speical Topics in Spanish
SPAN 5372 Spanish for Technical Composition 3
SPAN 5373 Theories and Practices of Translation and Interpretation 3
SPAN 5374 Studies in Spanish Linguistics
Electives (6 credit hours)
All graduate courses in SPAN 6
Total 36

Courses

Spanish (SPAN)

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