SPN 610 Studies in U.S. Latino Cultures 3-6(3-0)
Analysis of Latino culture in the United States in terms of a given topic/genre. The works selected for eac​h topic/genre will be examined in the light of their historical, social, and economic context. Prerequisites: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish. A student may take this course twice, for 3 hours of credit each time, but must choose a different topic/genre for the second 3 hours.

SPN 615 Themes in Latin American Cultural Studies  3-9(Spec)
Analysis of Latin American societies through concepts of nation, ethnicity, social class, and gender. Topics may include cultural production, urban politics, and socioeconomic development. A student may take this course up to three times, for 3 hours of credit each time, when content previously studied is not duplicated. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 619 Continuing Registration for Final Research Project 1(1-0)
A non-credit course intended for students who have completed all program credits but still need to use university resources to complete their degree requirements.

SPN 620 Cultures and Literatures of Spanish America 3-9(Spec)
An examination of the historical, social, and economic context of the Spanish-American experience through the analysis of different cultural representations including film, media, arts, music, and literature. A student may take this course up to three times, for 3 credits each time, when content previously studied is not duplicated. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 621 Colonial to 19th-Century Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
Special topics seminar on Spanish-American literature from the 16th-19th centuries through analysis of representative texts and other media, with an overview of the historical context. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 622 20th and 21st-Century Spanish American Literature 3(3-0)
Analysis of Spanish American literary texts and their relationship with the changing social landscape of the 20th and 21st century. May be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 623 Critical Thinking through Hispanic Literature 3(3-0)
This course offers instruction in analytical and argumentative writing, critical thinking, research strategies and proper documentation through the study of Hispanic literary works. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 630 Culture and Literature in Spain 3-9(Spec)
An examination of the historical, social, and economic context of the Peninsular Spanish experience through analysis of different cultural representations including film, media, arts, music, literature. A student may take this course up to three times, for 3 credits each time, when content previously studied is not duplicated. Prerequisites: Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 631 Medieval and Golden Age Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
Special topics seminar on main themes, authors, and genres of prose, drama and lyric production in Spain from the medieval period to the 17th century. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 632 Eighteenth to Twenty-first Century Spanish Literature 3(3-0)
Special topics seminar on literature that reflects significant factors which shape Spanish society and culture from the eighteenth century to the present day. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 640 History of the Spanish Language 3(3-0)
Examines the external and internal history of the Spanish language from its Indo-European origins to the modern period, with special emphasis on the evolution of phonology, morpho-syntax, lexis, and semantics. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish or permission of instructor.

SPN 650 Stylistics 3(3-0)
This course is designed to enable the student to deal with complexities of written Spanish at different levels of the language giving consideration to the fundamental aspects of morpho-syntax and orthography. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 655 Spanish Pragmatics and Critical Discourse Analysis 3(3-0)
The seminar offers theoretical frameworks and current issues in pragmatics and critical discourse analysis. It demonstrates the relevance and usefulness of both disciplines to the field of applied linguistics. This course may be offered in an online or hybrid format. Admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.​

SPN 660 Spanish Phonology 3(3-0)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of Spanish articulatory phonetics in itself, and as contrasting with English articulatory phonetics, and to analyze the phonological system of the Spanish language. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 665 Second Language Acquisition: Theory and Practice 3(3-0)
The study of second language acquisition and pedagogy, with focus on communicative language teaching and practical applicat​ion in teaching Spanish at the university level. Prerequisite: ​Permission of the instructor.

SPN 670 Study Abroad: Latin America 3-6(Spec)
Courses offered at a site in Latin America selected by the department. Students will take one course in Spanish American Cultural Issues and one in Language or Linguistics, as approve​d by the advisor. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 680 Study Abroad: Spain 3-6(Spec)
Courses offered at a site in Spain selected by the department. Students will take one course in Spanish Culture and one in Language or Linguistics, as approved by the advisor. Prerequisite: admission to the M.A. program in Spanish.

SPN 697 Independent Study 1-3(Spec)
The in-depth study of a topic under the direction of a graduate faculty member who together with a student, designs the format of the study. Prerequisites: completion of SPN 670 and SPN 680.