Spanish, MA

Spanish Literatures and Cultures Concentration

The M.A. in Spanish, Concentration in Spanish Literatures and Cultures is administered through the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Its goal is to provide graduate students with rigorous training in all main areas of Spanish Literatures and Cultures, as well as a working knowledge of Brazilian/Lusophone literatures and cultures. It requires coursework in both Latin American and Spanish peninsular literary and cultural production in each of the general chronological periods.

SPAN 572Theory and Literary Criticism (or equivalent to ensure basic preparation)4
To ensure broad knowledge of the field of Spanish-language literatures and cultures, choose one course from each of groups 1-5 below:20
Group I: Pre-18th Century Peninsular
Group 2: Colonial Spanish American (Pre-Columbian to 1810)
Group 3: Modern and Contemporary Spanish American
Group 4: Modern and Contemporary Peninsular
Group 5: Luso-Brazilian Studies
Three comprehensive exams on areas chosen in consultation with their advisors.
Total Spanish Literatures and Cultures-specific Hours24
Concentration-specific course requirements (24 Hours)
Two 500-level courses chosen in consultation with the advisor8
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is required.
SPAN 571 is required of all teaching assistants
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 12
Minimum GPA: 3.0