Spanish, MA

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For the MA program in Spanish, students choose one of two emphases: literature, which provides training in literary analysis and broad knowledge of representative works in principal areas of Spanish literature; or linguistics, which provides training in linguistic analysis and argumentation and broad knowledge of the principal subfields of Spanish linguistics.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate:

  • basic understanding of primary source material in three of the following distribution fields—Spanish phonology, theory and analysis; Spanish syntax, theory and analysis; applied linguistics/pedagogy history of the Spanish language; language acquisition; sociolinguistics (linguistics) or medieval literature; Spanish Renaissance and Baroque literature; 18th and 19th centuries; 20th and 21st centuries; colonial Spanish American literature; Spanish American literature; 19th-century Spanish American literature; Spanish American Literature, 1900–1960; Spanish American literature, 1960 to the present; U.S. Latina/o/x literature; Brazilian literature; Portuguese literature; or Latin American film (literature);
  • basic understanding of the methodology of their field;
  • skill in textual analysis;
  • sustained critical thinking, writing, and speaking abilities; and
  • knowledge and skills necessary to be effective instructors for courses numbered 1000–1999.