Master of Arts in Spanish, Spanish Literatures and Cultures Concentration

The M.A. 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 a minimum of 32 graduate hours, including coursework in both Latin American and Spanish peninsular literary and cultural production in each of the general chronological periods.

Two 500 level courses in Spanish or Luso-Brazilian literature/cultural studies and/or in related fields, chosen in consultation with the advisor8
To ensure basic professional preparation, complete the following: SPAN 572 (Theory and Literary Criticism) or equivalent4
To ensure broad knowledge of the field of Spanish-language literatures and cultures:20
Choose one course from each of groups 1-5 below
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
Total Hours32

Other Requirements1

Other requirements may overlap
A concentration is required.
SPAN 571 is required of all teaching assistants
Students must also complete three comprehensive exams on areas chosen in consultation with their advisors.
Minimum 500-level Hours Required Overall: 16
Minimum GPA: 3.0
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For additional details and requirements refer to the department's guidelines for graduate students and the Graduate College Handbook.