Graduate Degree - Applied Spanish Linguistics - Master of Arts

Program:
Applied Spanish Linguistics - Master of Arts
Program Code:
5732 Applied Spanish Linguistics
Program Level:
Graduate
Award Type:
Master of Arts
Start Term:
FS12
End Term:
FS15
College:
College of Arts and Letters
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Department:
Department of Romance and Classical Studies
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College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Graduate Study
Applied Spanish Linguistics - Master of Arts

The Master of Arts Degree in Applied Spanish Linguistics is designed for students who wish to pursue advanced work in Spanish linguistics and further develop their fluency in the Spanish language. In response to the growing importance of Spanish in the United States, this program provides a broad base in the structure, usage and development of modern Spanish. Thus, the degree is designed to suit the needs of future teachers and teachers already in service, as well as students with career goals other than teaching. With its strong foundation in linguistics, the Master of Arts in Applied Spanish Linguistics also serves as preparation for doctoral level work in theoretical or applied linguistics or language acquisition.

In addition to meeting the requirements of the university and the College of Arts and Letters, students must meet the requirements specified below.

Admission

To be admitted to the Master of Arts degree in Applied Spanish Linguistics with regular status, an applicant must have:

  1. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or in Linguistics or a bachelor’s-equivalent degree in Spanish philology (international students) with course work in Spanish at the 400-level.
  2. Completion of Linguistics 401 and Spanish 440 or their equivalents.

Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree in Applied Spanish Linguistics

The program is available only under Plan B (without thesis). A total of 30 credits is required for the degree. The student’s program of study must be approved by the graduate advisor. The student must complete the requirements specified below.

1. All of the following core courses (18 credits):
ROM 803 Current Approaches to Romance Language Instruction 3
SPN 805 Evolution of the Spanish Language 3
SPN 806 Topics in Hispanic Linguistics 6
ROM 801 Topics in Applied Romance Linguistics 3
ROM 802 Topics in Theoretical Romance Linguistics 3
2. Complete 6 credits from the following courses:
AL 881 Special Topics in Teaching with Technology in
Arts and Humanities 1 to 3
SPN 890 Independent Study 1 to 3
SPN 891 Special Topics in Spanish 3 to 6
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
LIN 434 Introduction to Syntax 3
LIN 450 Child Language Acquisition 3
LIN 471 Sociolinguistics 3
LIN 871 Advanced Studies in Sociolinguistics 3
LLT 461 Second Language Acquisition 3
LLT 861 Advanced Studies in Second Language Acquisition 3
4. Demonstrate proficiency in another Romance language (e.g. French, Italian, or Portuguese) equivalent to more than two years of college foreign language course work. This may be fulfilled by successful completion of a 300-level course taught in the second Romance language or by scoring at the Intermediate level on a nationally-normed proficiency examination.
5. Pass  a final certifying examination based on course work and the departmental reading list for the Master of Arts Degree in Applied Spanish Linguistics.