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School of Humanities
UC Irvine Graduate Division
University of California
Irvine, CA 92697
Spanish and Portuguese - PhD
UC Irvine's Department of Spanish and Portuguese offers a comprehensive programs of study leading to the PhD in Spanish. Students will study the following topics: Spanish, Spanish American Literature, Chicano/Latino Literature and Cultures of the United States. The faculty are concerned with the nature of literature and the methods used to interpret it. The program integrates literary theory, linguistics and socio-historical studies to explore the relations between literature, history, philosophy, ethnic discourses & Women's Studies. Coursework will reflect a critical interest in theoretical & multidisciplinary perspectives and provide opportunities for personal research. Additionally, students are encouraged to pursue studies in other disciplines in the School of Humanities & the Interdisciplinary Program in Critical Theory.
For the PhD Degree, a minimum of 20 courses beyond the BA or 10 beyond the MA are required. One course in linguistics (diachronic or synchronic), and one graduate course in Luso-Brazilian literature are required at the PhD level. The remaining elective courses prepare the doctoral student for their comprehensive examination and dissertation. Students entering the PhD program with their Master's degree from another institution, likely will have some of their Master's courses accepted after review by the PhD student guidance committee..
While working towards the PhD, students entering with a BA will enroll in Master's level coursework in Spanish designed to expose the beginning graduate student to all periods of peninsular, Latin American, and Chicano/Latino literature and culture.
In State Tuition (per year): 14944 USD
Out State Tuition (per year): 30046 USD
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Loans Offered: Tuition assistance is available through student loans
Locale: Midsize City