M.A. in Spanish
The core of the graduate program in Spanish consists of 30 hours of course work in Peninsular Spanish and Latin American literatures and cultures, with an emphasis on the development of these literatures in socio-cultural and historical contexts. Additional coursework includes research methodology, Hispanic linguistics, and foreign-language pedagogy. The program may be completed either by taking comprehensive exams, or by writing and defending a Master's thesis. The program is intended for students who seek specialized knowledge in order to pursue a teaching career in Spanish, as well as for students who plan to prepare for doctoral studies in Hispanic literatures, cultures, or linguistics.
The M.A. program in Spanish may be combined with the Graduate Certificate in Linguistics or TESOL to add an additional area of specialization, with courses counting toward both the degree program and the certificate when requirements overlap.