The Master of Arts in Spanish requires 30 hours of graduate credit:
- 21 credit hours of course work to be completed with CMU
- 6 credit hours through one summer study-abroad program in Spain
- 3 credit hours through a comprehensive examination
Course offerings vary each semester. Credit values are listed in parentheses:
SPN 610 Studies in U.S. Latino Cultures (3)
SPN 620 Cultures and Literatures of Spanish America (3)
SPN 630 Culture and Literature of Spain (3)
SPN 640 History of the Spanish Language (3)
SPN 650 Stylistics (3)
SPN 660 Spanish Phonology (3)
SPN 680 Study Abroad: Spain (6)
SPN 697 Independent Study (3)
After being accepted into the program, the student will write an essay (500 words on a topic chosen by the Spanish faculty) and will engage in a brief oral interview with two members of the Spanish faculty.
After course work is completed, the student must pass an interview in order to demonstrate oral proficiency. The three-credit Comprehensive Examination will be used to assess the student’s proficiency in reading texts and in writing in Spanish.
Study abroad will consist of 6 credit hours usually offered mid-June through July. Six credits (two three-credit courses) will be taken at the Universidad de Alicante in Spain. The courses will be taught by faculty members at that institution.