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 Graduate College

Spanish (MA)

Department of Languages and Literatures

www.uni.edu/langlit/ma-spanish
1001 Bartlett Hall
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50614-0504

Head: Dr. Julie Husband
Phone: (319) 273-2855
E-mail: julie.husband@uni.edu

Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Gabriela Olivares-Cuhat
Phone: (319) 273-6102
E-mail: gabriela.olivares@uni.edu


Read the UNI Catalog description:

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Admission requirements: for M.A. admission and Graduate Assistant applications the following items are required:

  1. major or equivalent in the language of study
  2. two letters of recommendation
  3. statement of undergraduate purpose in target language
  4. 550 TOEFL score or higher

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

This emphasis is available on both the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 32 semester hours is required for either option. A minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work, including 6 hours of SPAN 6299 (780:299), is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option, including no more than 3 hours of SPAN 6299 (780:299) . In the case of the non-thesis option, a research paper must be approved by the student's committee and filed with the Department of Languages and Literatures before the comprehensive examinations may be taken. Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

Required:

Languages:

LANG 6095 (700:295)

Research Methods in Culture and Literature

3

Spanish:

Literature courses must include one 200/6000-level course in Spanish literature and one 200/6000-level course in Spanish-American literature

12

Linguistics, grammar and/or translation courses

8

Culture and civilization courses

3

Electives (6 hours of SPAN 6299/780:299 required for thesis option)

6

Total Hours

32

No more than 6 hours of translation SPAN 4045/5045 (780:145g) and/or SPAN 6045 (780:245) may be applied toward this major.

Teaching Emphasis

This program is offered on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 34 semester hours is required, of which a minimum of 16 hours must be at the 200/6000-level; a minimum of 20 credits must be courses taught in Spanish.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required. A research paper, written on an aspect of methodology, must be approved by the student's committee and filed with the Department of Languages and Literatures before comprehensive examinations may be taken.

Prerequisites: Student must hold a valid teaching license and must have documentation of successful teaching experience. The student who has not completed LANG 4090/5090 (700:190g) , SPAN 3001 (780:101) and SPAN 3003 (780:103) , or equivalents, before entering the program must add these courses to the requirements listed below.

Required:

Educational Psychology:

EDPSYCH 6214 (200:214)

Foundations of Instructional Psychology (or equivalent)

3

Measurement and Research:

MEASRES 6205 (250:205)

Educational Research (or equivalent)

3

Spanish:

Methods courses, one of which must be methodological topic in:

6

SPAN 6084 (780:284)

Spanish Graduate Summer Symposium: (Topic)

SPAN 6289 (780:289)

Seminar: ____________________

SPAN 6286 ("Studies in")

Linguistics, grammar and/or translation courses, one of which must be at the 200/6000-level, and one of which is language-specific

6

Culture and civilization courses

6

Must be taught in Spanish, with at least one course at 200/6000-level

Literature courses

8

Must be taught in Spanish, with at least two courses at 200/6000-level

Electives in Spanish

2

Total Hours

34