M.A. in Spanish

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Admission Requirements
 

To be admitted to the M.A. in Spanish, prospective candidates must meet all requirements for graduate admission to UT Rio Grande Valley

Application for admission must be submitted prior to the published deadline. The application is available at www.applytexas.org.
 

Program 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

Chosen 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 Electives – 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 Electives 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