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The Department of Modern Languages offers a Master of Arts (MA) in Spanish. Studies leading to the MA degree in Spanish cover foundational issues in literary, linguistic, and cultural studies.

  • Why UTRGV?

    • Ranked #79 among 300+ national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018
    • Accredited, cutting edge degree program
    • Experienced, dedicated faculty
    • Affordable tuition (ranked #1 in net price among national universities by Washington Monthly in 2018 and #3 most affordable university in America 2018 by BestValueSchools.com)
    • Demonstrated student success in research, professional certification and career advancement
  • Admission Requirements

    Step #1: Submit a UTRGV Graduate Application at www.utrgv.edu/gradapply. There is no application fee.

    Step #2: Request your official transcripts to be sent electronically to gradapps@utrgv.edu or mailed to:

    The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
    The Graduate College
    Marialice Shary Shivers Bldg. 1.158
    1201 W. University Drive
    Edinburg, TX 78539-2999

     
    *Please Note: If you are a graduate of UTPA, UTB/TSC, or UTRGV you do not need to request an official transcript to be sent to the Graduate College.

    Review and submit all Program Requirements:

    • Bachelor's degree in Spanish from a regionally accredited institution in the United States or a recognized international equivalent.  Applicants that do not hold a BA in Spanish must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of Spanish at the advanced undergraduate level with a GPA of 3.0 in those 12 hours.
    • Undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0.
    • Official transcripts from each institution attended (must be submitted directly to UTRGV).
    • Personal  statement  detailing  professional  goals  and  reasons  for pursuing the graduate degree.
    • Three  letters  of  recommendation  from  professional  or  academic sources.
    • GRE General Test. GRE test scores are valid for 5 years. A waiver of the GRE requirement will be granted to applicants who show proof of completing a graduate degree (master’s or doctoral).
    • Academic paper written in Spanish for an upper-level undergraduate course.
    • Personal interview (online or in person).

    Additional requirements for domestic applicants who attended foreign universities:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for 2 years. For additional information, visit the Additional Documents for Domestic Applicants who Attend Foreign Universities section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.

    Additional requirements for international applicants:

    • TOEFL or IELTS Language Proficiency Test with minimum scores: 550 on paper-based, 213 on computer based, or 79 on Internet-based for the TOEFL; 6.5 for the IELTS. For additional information, visit the English Proficiency Exam section of our website.
    • Certified English translation of educational records.
    • Financial   Documentation  showing sufficient funds to cover all expenses (living and academic) for the first year of study. For additional information, visit the Financial Documentation section of our website.
    • Immigration  documents, including a current copy of your valid passport. For additional information, visit the Immigration Documents section of our website.

    UPDATE ON INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS FROM U.S. IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT:

    • SEVP regulations prohibit the issuance of a Form I-20 based on conditional admission, effective July 13, 2016. University officials can only issue a Form I-20 when students have met all standards for admission for the program of study listed on the Form I-20. These standards for admission include any English proficiency requirements.

  • Program Contact

    Program Coordinator: Dr. Hugo Mejias

    Phone: (956) 665-3445

    Office: Edinburg Campus, ELABS 322

    E-Mail: hugo.mejias@utrgv.edu

  • Deadlines

    Deadlines:

    Applications will be accepted year round and prospective students are encouraged to apply at least 2 months before classes start to ensure a timely application review.  Applying early will also give prospective students the best opportunity to be considered for scholarships and other possible funding opportunities.

    *Note: This program only admits applicants during Fall, Spring, Summer I and Summer II semesters.

  • Tuition Estimate

    Residency Per 3-Credit Hour Course Semester (9-Credit Hours) Total Estimated Cost
    Texas Resident $1,359.29 $3,563.87 $16,311.48
    Non-Resident/International $2,625.29 $7,361.87 $31,503.48


    *We estimate that tuition and fees will closely approximate the rates shown above; however, rates are subject to change. Please note that the rates above are estimated for on-campus students and those enrolled in 16-week online programs. The rate is different for Accelerated Online Programs (AOP). Visit the tuition and fees page for detailed information.

  • Course Requirements

     
    Required Courses 12
    SPAN 6300: Bibliography, Research and Academic Writing 3
    SPAN 6301: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory 3
    SPAN 6302: Fundamentals of Hispanic Literatures 3
    SPAN 6303: Fundamentals of Spanish Linguistics 3
     
    Choose one of the following concentrations:
     
    Linguistics Concentration
    Spanish Linguistics Electives 12
    Choose from the following:
    SPAN 6310: History of the Spanish Language 3
    SPAN 6311: Problems and Issues Related to Language 3
    SPAN 6312: Language in Policy and Training 3
    SPAN 6313: Sociolinguistics 3
    SPAN 6314: Descriptive Grammar 3
    SPAN 6315: Issues in Language Acquisition 3
    SPAN 6317: Special Studies in Hispanic Language and Culture 3
    SPAN 6318: Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics 3
     
    Choose one of the following options:
     
    Thesis Option
    Electives 6
    (Taken from Latin American and Peninsular Literature, Creative Writing, Latina/o Literature)
     
    Capstone Requirements 6
    Thesis
    SPAN 7300: Thesis I 3
    SPAN 7301: Thesis II 3
     
    Non‐Thesis Option
    Cluster Electives 9
    Choose 3 classes within any ONE of the following clusters:
     
    Cluster 1: Translation and Interpreting
    (SPAN/TRSP 6340, 6342, 6343, 6344, 6345, 6346, 6347, 6348, 6395, INTG 6376, 6377, 6378, 6379, 6380)
     
    Cluster 2: Spanish AP
    (SPAN 6350, 6351, 6352, 6353)
     
    Cluster 3: Journalism in Spanish
    (SPAN 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374)
     
    Cluster 4: Medical Spanish
    (SPAN 6360, 6362, 6364, SPAN/TRSP 6340, INTG 6380)
     
    Elective 3
    (Taken from Latin American and Peninsular Literature, Creative Writing, Latina/o Literature)
     
    Capstone Requirements
    Written Comprehensive Exam
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 36
     
    Latin American and Peninsular Literature Concentration
    Latin American and Peninsular Literature
    Elective 12
    SPAN 6320: Latin American Prose 3
    SPAN 6321: Latin American Poetry and Drama 3
    SPAN 6322: Spanish Peninsular Prose 3
    SPAN 6323: Spanish Peninsular Poetry and Drama 3
    SPAN 6325: Women Writers in Hispanic Literature 3
    SPAN 6326: Transatlantic Literatures 3
    SPAN 6327: Special Studies in Latin American Literature 3
    SPAN 6328: Special Studies in Spanish Peninsular Literature 3
    SPAN 6329: US Latina/o Literature and Language 3
     
    Choose one of the following options:
     
    Thesis Option
    Elective 6
    (Taken from Linguistics, Creative Writing, Latina/o Literature)
     
    Capstone Requirements 6
    Thesis
    SPAN 7300: Thesis I 3
    SPAN 7301: Thesis II 3
     
    Non‐Thesis Option
    Cluster Electives 9
    Choose 3 classes within any ONE of the following clusters:
     
    Cluster 1: Translation and Interpreting
    (TRSP/SPAN 6340, 6342, 6343, 6344, 6345, 6346, 6347, 6348, 6395, INTG 6376, 6377, 6378, 6379, 6380)
     
    Cluster 2: Spanish AP
    (SPAN 6350, 6351, 6352, 6353)
     
    Cluster 3: Journalism in Spanish
    (SPAN 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374)
     
    Cluster 4: Medical Spanish
    (SPAN 6360, 6362, 6364, SPAN/TRSP 6340, INTG 6380)
     
    Elective 3
    (Taken from Linguistics, Creative Writing, Latina/o Literature)
     
    Capstone Requirements
    Written Comprehensive Exam
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 36
     
    Creative Writing Concentration
    Creative Writing Electives 12
    SPAN 6330: Spanish Creative Writing: Short Story 3
    SPAN 6331: Spanish Creative Writing: Poetry 3
    SPAN 6332: Spanish Creative Writing: Playwriting 3
    SPAN 6333: Special Studies in Creative Writing 3
     
    Choose one of the following options:
     
    Thesis Option
    Electives 6
    (Taken from Linguistics, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, Latina/o Literature)
     
    Capstone Requirements 6
    Thesis
    SPAN 7300: Thesis I 3
    SPAN 7301: Thesis II 3
     
    Non‐Thesis Option
    Cluster Electives 9
    Choose 3 classes within any ONE of the following clusters:
     
    Cluster 1: Translation and Interpreting
    (TRSP/SPAN 6340, 6342, 6343, 6344, 6345, 6346, 6347, 6348, 6395, INTG 6376, 6377, 6378, 6379, 6380)
     
    Cluster 2: Spanish AP
    (SPAN 6350, 6351, 6352, 6353)
     
    Cluster 3: Journalism in Spanish
    (SPAN 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374)
     
    Cluster 4: Medical Spanish
    (SPAN 6360, 6362, 6364, SPAN/TRSP 6340, INTG 6380)
    Elective 3
    (Taken from Linguistics, Creative Writing, Latina/o Literature)
    Capstone Requirements
    Written Comprehensive Exam
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 36
     
    Latina/o Literature and Language Concentration
    Latina/o Literature Electives 6
    Choose from the following:
    SPAN 6380: U.S. Latina/o Literature before 1960 3
    SPAN 6381: U.S. Latina/o Contemporary Writers 3
    SPAN 6382: U.S./Mexican Border Literary and Cultural Productions 3
    SPAN 6383: Special Studies in US Latina/o Literature and Language 3
     
    Latina/o Language Electives 6
    Choose from the following:
    SPAN 6317: Special Studies in Hispanic Language and Culture 3
    SPAN 6384: Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Linguistics 3
    SPAN 6385: Bilingualism and Language Contact in the U.S. 3
     
    Choose one of the following options:
     
    Thesis Option
    Electives 6
    (Taken from Linguistics, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, Creative Writing)
     
    Capstone Requirements 6
    Thesis
    SPAN 7300: Thesis I 3
    SPAN 7301: Thesis II 3
     
    Non‐Thesis Option
    Cluster Electives 9
    Choose 3 classes within any ONE of the following clusters:
    Cluster 1: Translation and Interpreting
    (TRSP/SPAN 6340, 6342, 6343, 6344, 6345, 6346, 6347, 6348, 6395, INTG 6376, 6377, 6378, 6379, 6380)
    Cluster 2: Spanish AP
    (SPAN 6350, 6351, 6352, 6353)
    Cluster 3: Journalism in Spanish
    (SPAN 6370, 6371, 6372, 6373, 6374)
    Cluster 4: Medical Spanish
    (SPAN 6360, 6362, 6364, SPAN/TRSP 6340, INTG 6380)
     
    Elective 3
    (Taken from Linguistics, Latin American and Peninsular Literature, Creative Writing)
     
    Capstone Requirements
    Written Comprehensive Exam
     
    Total graduate hours for degree: 36

     

    Course Descriptions:

    INTG 6376: Consecutive Interpreting               [3‐0]

    Intensive practice in consecutive interpreting with close reference to actual usages among professional interpreters in the United States.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 4342 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    INTG 6377: Simultaneous Interpreting              [3‐0]

    Intensive practice in simultaneous interpreting with close reference to actual usages among professional interpreters in the United States.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 4342 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    INTG 6378: Court Interpreting              [3‐0]

    Intensive study and practice of sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting with reference to judiciary application.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 4342 or INTG 6376 or INTG 6377.

    INTG 6379: Interpreting Practicum              [3‐0]

    Intensive study and practice of sight translation, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting with close reference to terminology, documentation, ethics, and other professional issues. May be taken together with INTG 6378.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 4342 or INTG 6376 or INTG 6377.

    INTG 6380: Medical Interpreting and Terminology              [3‐0]

    Intensive study of English and Spanish Medical Terminology with a close focus on Medical Interpreting professional practice, code of ethics and translation of medical records.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 6342 and 6343 or departmental approval.

    SPAN 6300: Bibliography, Research and Academic Writing              [3‐0]

    Principles and procedures in scholarly writing, research and bibliographical methods. To be taken during the first year of graduate study.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing

    SPAN 6301: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory              [3‐0]

    Covers the main theoretical approaches to literary and cultural phenomenon in their textual and contextual dimensions. Analyzes contributions from Aristotle to the present giving special attention to the critical approaches of the 20th and 21st centuries.

    SPAN 6302: Fundamentals of Hispanic Literatures              [3‐0]

    Graduate‐level introduction to literary and cultural analysis of Latin American and Spanish texts from the Middle Ages to the present in major literary genres.

    SPAN 6303: Fundamentals of Spanish Linguistics              [3‐0]

    Introduces students to fundamental issues in the field of Spanish linguistics and increases awareness of the processes involved in linguistic analysis and theory building. Covers topics in Spanish phonology, Spanish morphology, Spanish syntax and pragmatics and Spanish sociolinguistics.

    SPAN 6310: History of the Spanish Language              [3‐0]

    A detailed study of the evolution of the Spanish language from Latin to contemporary Spanish.

    SPAN 6311: Problems and Issues Related to Language              [3‐0]

    An examination of Spanish historical linguistics, Hispanic phonology, Spanish‐English contrastive analysis and Spanish dialectology. Selected topics on language psychology and acquisition may be discussed. Can be repeated up to three times as topics vary.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    SPAN 6312: Language in Policy and Training              [3‐0]

    Review of major policies relating to language in health care, comparative analysis of major efforts undertaken to implement language‐in‐ healthcare policy in health services organizations and comparisons of methods of language assistance delivery and their relation to quality health services.

    SPAN 6313: Sociolinguistics              [3‐0]

    A study of the social issues related to the Spanish language. Topics will include language attitudes, speech patterns, discourse analysis, bilingualism, and language change in Spain, Latin America, and the United States.

    SPAN 6314: Descriptive Grammar              [3‐0]

    Covers major theories and principles in the study of language usage by speakers in various environments.

    SPAN 6315: Issues in Language Acquisition              [3‐0]

    Covers specific topics related to the study of language acquisition, including but not limited to social issues such as gender and ethnicity, bilingualism, literacy, or atypical language development.

    SPAN 6317: Special Studies in Hispanic Language and Culture              [3‐0]

    Special topics in Hispanic language and culture, including but not limited to translation, interpreting, grammar, creative writing, Chicano literature, folklore and journalism. This course may be taken three times as the topic varies. Taught in Spanish. All readings. Papers, and examination in Spanish.

    SPAN 6318: Special Topics in Spanish Linguistics              [3‐0]

    Special topics oriented to the field of Spanish linguistics (Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Psycholinguistics). Can be repeated up to three times as topics vary.

    SPAN 6320: Latin American Prose              [3‐0]

    Critical study of major works of Latin American prose fiction and nonfiction from the colonial period forward.

    SPAN 6321: Latin American Poetry and Drama              [3‐0]

    Critical study of major works of Latin American poetry and drama from the colonial period forward.

    SPAN 6322: Spanish Peninsular Prose              [3‐0]

    Critical study of major works of Spanish peninsular prose fiction and nonfiction from the medieval period forward.

    SPAN 6323: Spanish Peninsular Poetry and Drama              [3‐0]

    Critical study of major works of Spanish peninsular poetry and drama from the medieval period forward.

    SPAN 6325: Women Writers in Hispanic Literature              [3‐0]

    Critical study of major works of Hispanic women literary writers from various periods and regions.

    SPAN 6326: Transatlantic Literatures              [3‐0]

    Critical study of literary works that explore the circulation of intellectual, political, and cultural influences among the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean.

    SPAN 6327: Special Studies in Latin American Literature              [3‐0]

    Special topics in Latin American literature, including but not limited to colonial Latin American literature, Latin American novels, Latin American short stories, specific literary trends, or single authors.

    SPAN 6328: Special Studies in Spanish Peninsular Literature              [3‐0]

    Special topics from the field of Spanish literature. This course may be taken three times as the topic varies.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    SPAN 6329: US Latina/o Literature and Language              [3‐0]

    Special topics from the field of Latino and Latina Literature and Language. This course may be taken three times as the topic varies.

    Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

    SPAN 6330: Spanish Creative Writing: Short Story              [3‐0]

    This is a class in the writing of short fiction in Spanish; including an in depth study of the genre, class criticism of students and professional work.

    SPAN 6331: Spanish Creative Writing: Poetry              [3‐0]

    This is a class in the writing of poetry in Spanish. Students will learn to read and write poetry, developing an understanding of the different literary forms and techniques employed in writing poetry.

    SPAN 6332: Spanish Creative Writing: Playwriting              [3‐0]

    A workshop course in the advance study of creative writing with emphasis in playwriting. This course is design to develop the craft of playwriting. Students will achieve experience writing in the dramatic genre. They will read, write, and analyze plays. Students will write one act plays.

    SPAN 6333: Special Studies in Creative Writing              [3‐0]

    Intensive study on different topics related to Creative Writing in Spanish including translation, testimonial, autobiographical writing, etc.

    SPAN 6340: Translation Theory              [3‐0]

    A survey of classic and contemporary translation theories.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 6342: Translation Workshop: Spanish‐English              [3‐0]

    Intensive review of translation techniques and intensive practice of translation from Spanish into English covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts, and technical texts. Taught in Spanish and English.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or instructor’s approval.

    SPAN 6343: Translation Workshop: English‐Spanish              [3‐0]

    Intensive review of translation techniques and practice of translation from English into Spanish covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts, and technical texts. Taught in Spanish. All papers, and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or instructor’s approval.

    SPAN 6344: Translation of Legal Texts              [3‐0]

    Intensive practice of translation with texts of legal and judiciary nature, from English into Spanish and vice‐versa, with close attention to national and international legal systems.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.


    SPAN 6345: Translation Topics              [3‐0]

    Several topics from the field of Translation Studies including but not limited to Literary Translation, Semiotics, Computer Assisted Translation, Textual Analysis and Linguistics Applied to Translation. This course may be taken three times as topic varies. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 6346: Business and Finance Translation              [3‐0]

    Intensive practice of translation with texts on business, finance and commerce, from English into Spanish and vice versa, with close attention to national and international financial and trade institutions and practices. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 6347: Translation Technologies              [3‐0]

    An overview of current practices in the usage of computer software for translation, including, but not limited to, computer assisted translation, terminology management, software localization and webpage translation. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 6348: Audiovisual Translation              [3‐0]

    An overview of current practices in the translation of audiovisual materials, including, but not limited to, dubbing, subtitling, speech recognition, audio description, voice‐over and videogames. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 6350: AP Peninsular Prose              [3‐0]

    Special topics oriented to the field of Spanish linguistics (Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Psycholinguistics). Can be repeated up to three times as topics vary.

    SPAN 6351: AP Peninsular Poetry/Drama              [3‐0]

    This course will analyze the poetic and dramatic works required for Advanced Placement Literature Courses written by Spanish Peninsular authors from the Middle Ages to the present.

    SPAN 6352: Latin American Prose              [3‐0]

    This course will analyze the prose works required for Advanced Placement Literature Courses written by Latin American authors from the colonial period to the present.

    SPAN 6353: Latin American Poetry and Drama              [3‐0]

    This course will analyze the dramatic and poetic works required for Advanced Placement Literature Courses written by Latin American authors from the colonial period to the present.

    SPAN 6360: Language Access and Planning in Healthcare              [3‐0]

    Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methodologies appropriate to the study of language in healthcare settings. Review of major social and behavioral theories that inform research on language Issues in healthcare settings.

    SPAN 6362: Medical Discourse Through Literature              [3‐0]

    Analysis of the structure and function of medical discourse in the literature of Spain, Latin America and the United States. May include analysis of works by major authors such as Benito Perez Galdos, Pio Baroja, Elena Poniatowska, Cristina Rivera Garza, and Denise Chavez.

    Prerequisite: SPAN 6301

    SPAN 6364: Healthcare Interpreter Training and Evaluation              [3‐0]

    In depth analysis of language assessment principles and methods and their application to the evaluation of healthcare interpreters in practice. Review of major pedagogical theories that inform the teaching of translation and interpretation.

    Prerequisite: SPAN 6303

    SPAN 6370: Print Journalism in Spanish              [3‐0]

    Introduction to the theoretical and practical approaches to writing in Spanish for traditional print media, such as newspapers and magazines.

    SPAN 6371: Digital Journalism in Spanish              [3‐0]

    Introduction to the theoretical and practical approaches to writing in Spanish for digital media, such as websites, blogs, digital newspapers and journals, social networks, and literary sites.

    SPAN 6372: History of Hispanic Journalism              [3‐0]

    Critical study of journalistic works of Spanish, Latin American and Latino/a writers from the beginning of modern journalism in the 19th century to the present.

    SPAN 6373: Genres of Hispanic Journalism              [3‐0]

    Introduction to the theoretical and practical approaches to the journalistic genres specific to Spanish speaking cultures, including but not limited to “cronicas,” “editoriales, “ and interviews.

    SPAN 6374: Special Studies in Hispanic Journalism              [3‐0]

    Special topics in Spanish media. Students engage in a specific project or service learning activity that relates to some facet of Spanish media, traditional or digital.

    SPAN 6380: U.S. Latina/o Literature before 1960              [3‐0]

    A critical focus on immigration, exile and native texts with focus on Hispanic, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban Americans before 1960.

    SPAN 6381: US Latina/o Contemporary Writers              [3‐0]

    An approach to contemporary literary production by U.S. Latina/o authors in the United States from 1960 to the present. Students analyze issues of race and ethnicity, language, identity, gender, sexuality, politics, and immigration.

    SPAN 6382: U.S./Mexico Border Literary and Cultural Productions              [3‐0]

    The course will explore border authors, filmmakers, and texts (in English and Spanish) from both countries focusing on issues of transnationalism, sexuality, ideology, politics, race, migration and immigration.

    SPAN 6383: Special Studies in US Latina/o Literature and Language              [3‐0]

    Special topics in Latina/o literature, including but not limited to a focus on specific literary writers, periods, movements, or genres.

    SPAN 6384: Introduction to U.S. Latina/o Linguistics              [3‐0]

    Introduction to the main concepts and analytical techniques of linguistics, applied specifically to the Spanish language usage in the United States. An overview of fundamental issues related to the nature of human verbal communications, language ability, phonetics/phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and linguistic variation present in Latino populations in the United States.

    SPAN 6385: Bilingualism and Language Contact in the U.S.              [3‐0]

    Introduction to the linguistic and sociolinguistic aspects of language contact in the United States, including theoretical approaches to bilingualism and Spanish/English acquisition.

    SPAN 6395: Translation/Research Project              [3‐0]

    Mini‐thesis, research or translation project, of a theoretical or practical nature, including but not limited to empirical research, hermeneutical or linguistic analysis, or the translation of a complete literary, academic or technical work.

    Prerequisite: TRSP 6340 and SPAN 6342 and SPAN 6343.

    SPAN 7300: Thesis I              [3‐0]

    This course initiates students in their thesis work with special emphasis on bibliography, theoretical frameworks, and research methodologies.

    SPAN 7301: Thesis II              [3‐0]

    This course focuses on the elaboration and completion of the thesis work.

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of SPAN 7300.

    TRSP 6340: Translation Theory              [3‐0]

    A survey of classic and contemporary translation theories.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    TRSP 6342: Translation Workshop: Spanish‐English              [3‐0]

    Intensive review of translation techniques and intensive practice of translation from Spanish into English covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts, and technical texts. Taught in Spanish and English.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or instructor’s approval.

    TRSP 6343: Translation Workshop: English‐Spanish              [3‐0]

    Intensive review of translation techniques and practice of translation from English into Spanish covering a variety of text typologies, including but not limited to general informative texts, literary texts, and technical texts. Taught in Spanish. All papers, and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or instructor’s approval.

    TRSP 6344: Translation of Legal Texts              [3‐0]

    Intensive practice of translation with texts of legal and judiciary nature, from English into Spanish and vice‐versa, with close attention to national and international legal systems.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    TRSP 6345: Translation Topics              [3‐0]

    Several topics from the field of Translation Studies including but not limited to Literary Translation, Semiotics, Computer Assisted Translation, Textual Analysis and Linguistics Applied to Translation. This course may be taken three times as topic varies. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisite: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    TRSP 6346: Business and Finance Translation              [3‐0]

    Intensive practice of translation with texts on business, finance and commerce, from English into Spanish and vice versa, with close attention to national and international financial and trade institutions and practices. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    TRSP 6347: Translation Technologies              [3‐0]

    An overview of current practices in the usage of computer software for translation, including, but not limited to, computer assisted translation, terminology management, software localization and webpage translation. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

    TRSP 6348: Audiovisual Translation              [3‐0]

    An overview of current practices in the translation of audiovisual materials, including, but not limited to, dubbing, subtitling, speech recognition, audio description, voice‐over and videogames. Taught in Spanish. All papers and examinations in Spanish.

    Prerequisites: TRSP/SPAN 3342 or TRSP/SPAN 3343 or TRSP/SPAN 6342 or TRSP/SPAN 6343.

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