Other Concentrations

Spanish Concentration

The MA in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish offers an opportunity to study a variety of topics – from the traditional academic study of the language, literature, and the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world to less traditional subjects such as film studies and literature from the many Spanish-speaking regions of the world. This unique array leads to an in-depth liberal arts experience in scholarship that allows students to experience the full spectrum of the cultures surrounding the language.

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Degree Requirements

Total credits: 30-42

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Each concentration has a different number of required credits. In all four concentrations, 6 of the total credits may be earned with a thesis. Regardless of the concentration selected, all students must meet the core and distribution requirements given below and pass a comprehensive exam or write a thesis.

Concentration in Spanish (SPN)

Required Core Courses 1  
SPAN 502 Hispanic Sociolinguistics 3
SPAN 510 Methods of Literary and Cultural Studies 3
Latino, Latin American, or Spanish cultures, literatures, or linguistics  
Select any five courses with the SPAN subject code. 15
Select three electives in consultation with an advisor. 2 9
Directed Reading and Research  
Total Credits 30

Students must take the core courses within their first 15 credits.


They can include additional courses in Latin American or Spanish culture, linguistics, or literature, courses with the subject code FRLN, up to 6 credits of courses in related fields, and up to 6 credits of thesis research and writing. Students who do not complete their thesis during one semester of SPAN 799 will need to register for additional credits. Independent studies courses are not available for graduate students of Spanish.