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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
109 Satterfield Hall
The Master of Arts in Spanish consist of two concentrations: Literature and Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy.
Literature is primarily for students who anticipate continuing their graduate studies beyond the M.A. level, who plan to teach language at the college or post-secondary level, and who wish to pursue scholarly research in modern language and literature studies.
Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy is primarily for students who wish to teach in elementary and secondary schools, and for those who wish to increase their language proficiency and effectiveness as teachers.
Official transcript(s); goal statement; three letters of recommendation; an audio cassette tape, CD or MP3/wav file with a 5-10-minute oral sample in both applicant's first and second languages (conversational, not read from a script); and writing sample(s) in applicant's second language, which should be accompanied by a signed declaration that the sample is original work and that the applicant received no help in its preparation. International applicants should also submit a writing sample in English.
Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy: Students must successfully complete 36 semester hours of coursework and a final project, a portfolio, or a comprehensive examination. Additionally, students will complete an exit oral interview and an exit essay examination in the language in which they are earning their degree. Specific requirements include courses in the student’s second language (12 hours): FR 53213/GER 51212/SPAN 68215; FR 53216/GER 51216/SPAN 58216; and 6 hours of literature and culture/civilization courses.
Literature: Students who anticipate enrolling in a Ph.D. program elsewhere after completing the M.A. are urged to write a thesis. Students who write a thesis must successfully complete 27 hours of coursework and pass a modified comprehensive examination.
Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
Students are encouraged to enroll in study-abroad programs (limit 6 hours) and in specialized workshops in advanced language or pedagogy (limit 4 hours). Departmental permission must be obtained before enrolling in such programs.
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