Romance Languages MA in Spanish Linguistics

Candidates for the MA in Spanish (Linguistics track) must complete (i) 36 hours of coursework or (ii) 30 hours of coursework and a thesis. The degree may include a 6-hour minor. Students are required to take comprehensive exams upon the completion of the required coursework.

M.A. Exam in Spanish (Linguistics track)

The Master’s examination is designed to test the students’ ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the assigned texts, apply critical skills in the analysis of those texts, and organize and write coherent, substantial essays in Spanish. The Master’s examinations are written exams from the areas the student has chosen.

Course Overview

From the 36 required hours (for the non-thesis option) or 30 required hours (for the thesis option), at least 15 hours must come from the courses designated as Hispanic Linguistics and/or Second Language Acquisition sections. At least two courses must come from the Literature section. Students may declare a minor as part of the required 30 hours of coursework from a variety of areas. Two frequent choices for minors are Portuguese and Comparative Literature.

REQUIRED COURSES

  • SPAN 5340: Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics
  • LING 5322: Theoretical and Research Foundations of Language Teaching (Fall): Credits count toward Spanish

Reading Lists

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HISPANIC LINGUISTICS CORE COURSES: 15-18 HOURS MINIMUM

Graduate Courses Offered in Spanish Linguistics

LITERATURE: 3-6 HOURS MINIMUM

Graduate Courses Offered in Spanish Literature

MINOR (OPTIONAL): 6 HOURS

Students may declare a minor as part of the required 30 hours of coursework. Possible minors include, but are not limited to:

THESIS: 6 HOURS

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT (A THIRD LANGUAGE THAT IS NOT ENGLISH OR SPANISH)

Students must also possess reading knowledge of a third language that is not English or Spanish.

In order to determine standard competency reading knowledge in a language other than English or Spanish:

NON-THESIS OPTION

Candidates for the MA in Spanish (Linguistics track) must complete 36 hours of coursework and are required to take comprehensive exams upon the completion of the required coursework.

The Master’s examination is designed to test the students’ ability to demonstrate extensive knowledge of the assigned texts, apply critical skills in the analysis of those texts and organize and write coherent, substantial essays in Spanish. The Master’s examinations are written exams from the areas the student has chosen.