If you hope to teach a foreign language to students, a doctorate in languages can help you achieve your career goal. In addition to teaching, this advanced degree could also lead you to a career in language research.
The Program reflects the variety of the faculty's interests and engages different modalities of interpretation such as cultural studies, psychoanalysis, post-structuralism and feminist theory. Students are encouraged to take courses in other departments germane to their scholarly interests, and will find a number of opportunities for cross-disciplinary work.
The doctoral program in Spanish is part of Emory’s lively community of literary and cultural studies. We are joined in the community by doctoral programs in French, English, Comparative Literature, Women’s Studies, an interdisciplinary Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts, Master’s programs in Film Studies and Jewish Studies, and a Psychoanalytic Studies program. Several of these programs offer Graduate Certificates—organized sequences of courses that culminate in a certificate, providing systematic interdisciplinary training.
Emory also has a number of area programs that intersect with the Spanish-speaking world and with Spanish literary and cultural studies: the Latin American and Caribbean Studies program, the European Studies Seminar, and the Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies program - offers courses in Arabic for graduate students, and a way to explore the connection between Iberian and Arabic literature and culture.
•The department's 10 week Summer Graduate Program in Spain focuses on paleography, archival research, and academic writing.
•An intense teaching assistant program prepares students for the pedagogical component of their careers, giving them a broad training experience including instructing courses in culture and literature, as well as language.
•The diverse interests and specializations of the faculty offer an enriching interdisciplinary curriculum and many opportunities for students.
•The faculty sponsor professional development seminars and other supplementary resources intended to develop and mentor students intellectually, pedagogically, and professionally.