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Graduate Course Catalog 2014-2015

Graduate School


Spanish (SPAN)


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This program is offered in Durham.


Degree Offered: M.A.

The program in Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a master of arts degree of Spanish with courses in the following areas: Topics in Second Language Acquisition, Pedagogy and Methodology; Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies; and Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies. The program also supports work in interdisciplinary Hispanic studies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major in Spanish or its equivalent. The personal statement for the graduate application should be written in Spanish. Two of the three letters of recommendation should come from current or former professors. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

Degree Requirements

To obtain the degree, the candidate must complete a minimum of 30 credits. To satisfy the course requirements, the candidate must successfully complete ten graduate courses, eight of which should be from the offerings of the Spanish program. Two of the ten courses can be taken in allied fields approved by the department. All candidates must take Spanish 901, a 3-credit course dealing with bibliography and methods of research. Preparation of a bibliographical essay in this course is the final requirement for graduation. Graduate assistants teaching in the department must take Spanish 903, a 3-credit course in applied linguistics. Both 901 and 903 count toward the ten courses required to complete the degree.