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Areas of Study

Hispanic Literature

  • 9 hours of Spanish American Literature and 9 hours of Peninsular Spanish courses. SPAN 601 - Literary Theory may be included.
  • 3 hours of Hispanic Linguistics (teaching methodology class may not be included, e.g., SPAN 541- Research Methodology for Teachers).
  • 3 hours of Portuguese or Hispanic Southwest Studies.
  • SPAN 502 - Research and Critical Methods to be taken during the first semester of graduate study.
  • SPAN 541 - Recent Research on the Teaching of Spanish or SPAN 549 - Recent Research Methods for Teaching Spanish as a Heritage Language (required of TAs and to be taken during the TA’s first Fall semester).
  • 3 – 6 hours (depending on whether a teaching methodology class is taken) of electives or thesis.
  • All Spanish coursework counted toward M.A. credit requirements must be in courses approved by the Department at the 500-level or above with the exception of SPAN 423 - Cervantes’ Quijote and SPAN 438 - Mexican Literature.

Relevant electives outside of the Department may be taken only if pre-approved by the student’s mentor and the section advisor.


Hispanic Linguistics

  • 18 hours in Hispanic linguistics
  • 6 hours of Hispanic Literature or Portuguese or Hispanic Southwest Studies.
  • SPAN 541 - Recent Research on the Teaching of Spanish required of TA’s and to be taken during the TAs first Fall semester.
  • 6 hours of electives or of thesis.
  • All Spanish coursework counted toward M.A. credit requirements must be in courses approved by the Department at the 500 level or above with the exception of SPAN 423 - Cervantes’ Quijote and SPAN 438 - Mexican Literature.

Relevant electives outside of the Department may be taken only if pre-approved by the student’s mentor and the section advisor.


Hispanic Southwest Studies

  • 6 hours of Hispanic Linguistics (must include at least one course on Southwest Spanish; teaching methodology class may not be included, e.g., SPAN 541 - Research Methodology for Teachers).
  • 12 hours of Hispanic Southwest Studies taken in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
  • SPAN 502 - Research and Critical Methods.
  • 6 hours of Hispanic or Portuguese literature from outside the Southwest. 6 hours of relevant electives (depending on whether teaching methodology class, e.g., SPAN 541, is taken) in the Department or outside (e.g., History, Linguistics, Social Sciences) or thesis. All Spanish coursework counted toward M.A. credit requirements must be in courses approved by the Department at the 500 level or above with the exception of SPAN 423 - Cervantes’ Quijote and SPAN 438 - Mexican Literature.

Relevant electives outside of the Department may be taken only if pre-approved by the student’s mentor and the section advisor.


Portuguese

  • 15 hours in Portuguese at 400-level or above.
  • 12 hours of Hispanic, Southwest, or Portuguese Literature - and/or –
  • Hispanic, Southwest, or Portuguese Linguistics.
  • 6 hours of electives or thesis.
  • All Portuguese coursework counted toward M.A. credit requirements must be in courses approved by the Department at the PORT 400-level or above. All Spanish coursework counted toward M.A. credit requirements must be in courses approved by the Department at the 500 level or above with the exception of SPAN 423 - Cervantes’ Quijote and SPAN 438 - Mexican Literature.

Relevant electives outside of the Department may be taken only if pre-approved by the student’s mentor and the section advisor.