Languages Literatures and Cultures

Spanish Graduate Program

Master of Arts (MA) in Romance Languages and Literatures with a Spanish Concentration

Non-Thesis Option

Required courses (3 hours)

  • ROM 601 or ROM 600

Core Courses in Spanish and Romance Languages (18 hours). In consultation with the Director of Spanish Graduate Study, the student must select courses at the 500-level or above with at least 50% at the 600 level or above as indicated:

  • 6 semester hours in Latin American Literature, 6 semester hours in Spanish Literature, and 6 semester hours in Linguistics, the three major areas of the program

Electives (9 hours)

Comprehensive Examination. Students in the Non-thesis option must pass a written comprehensive examination based on the reading list.

Additional Language Requirements. Students must satisfy the additional language requirement.

Degree Requirements. Spanish concentration (30 semester hours)

Thesis Option

Students who opt to write a thesis must develop a proposal and have it approved by the thesis chair and graduate director by the end of their first year in the program. Students selecting this option must write a thesis under the guidance of a committee consisting of a chair and two other members of the Graduate Faculty. An oral examination on the thesis is required. Please, consult with the Director of Spanish Graduate Study for further information. Students who opt to write a thesis are exempt from comprehensive exams.

Required courses (3 hours)

  • ROM 600 or ROM 601

Core Courses in Spanish and Romance Languages (18 hours). In consultation with the Director of Spanish Graduate Study, the student must select courses at the 500-level or above with at least 50% at the 600 level or above as indicated:

  • 6 semester hours must be taken in Latin American Literature, 6 semester hours must be taken in Spanish Literature, and 6 semester hours must be taken in Linguistics, the three major areas of the program.

Electives (3 hours)

Thesis (6 hours)

Additional Language Requirements. Students must satisfy the additional language requirement.

Degree Requirements. Spanish concentration (30 semester hours)

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