The M.A. in Spanish provides advanced study of Spanish and Spanish language literature, culture, and linguistics. In both thesis and non-thesis tracks, all students take two core seminars in Critical Theory and the History & Dialectology of Spanish, followed by a series of seminars tailored to each student's goals and chosen from among graduate electives. The range of courses extends from medieval to contemporary literature and culture. Students may choose to concentrate in either Latin American or Peninsular literature.
The Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish, for students wishing to teach in the public schools (K-12) or community colleges, combines course work in literature and culture with a teaching practicum, courses in such areas as Electronic Media and Foreign Language Pedagogy, and a teaching internship in the department. (See Course Checklist below) The Master of Arts in Teaching Spanish does not require a thesis; but, does requires a minimum of 36 credits, including course work in foreign language pedagogy, and requires a final, written comprehensive exam.
There are a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships available for full-time students. These awards provide an annual stipend and tuition remission, in exchange for teaching or assisting in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature. If you are interested in applying for this financial support, please be sure to indicate this on your application and in your statement of purpose.
Facts & Figures
# of Credits Required: 30-36
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Locale: Small City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999