Spanish Master of Arts

Program Objectives

The masters degree in Spanish at CMU is administered by the faculty of the Spanish section of the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures, and it is awarded through the College of Graduate Studies.

Our program is designed to give the students a comprehensive understanding of the language, literature and culture of Spanish-speaking countries. The flexible nature of this program is designed for all types of students, particularly those who have other non-academic responsibilities; therefore, classes taught at CMU meet on Saturdays and Wednesday evenings. There also are courses taught in a hybrid format (most classes online).

In addition to those courses, the program includes a cultural immersion component by means of a study abroad experience in Spain or Latin America, and the student demonstrates achievements through a comprehensive examination in the final semester of study.

Upon completion of the degree, the student will have a broad knowledge of all aspects of the language and culture, from linguistics to literature and cultural studies, both in Latin America and Peninsular areas.


Contact Information

For more information pertaining to the Graduate Program, please contact:

Krzystof Kulawik, Graduate Spanish Program Director
Department of Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Pearce Hall 305
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, Michigan 48859

Telephone: (989) 774-3786


Spring 2014
 Spanish Graduate Courses

Ø   On Campus Course: SPN 591

Theory and Practice of Translation   
Dr. Carolina Gutiérrez-Rivas
Wednesdays 5:00 – 7:50  in Pearce 326
This course is a seminar that deals in depth with the historical, theoretical and practical aspects of the discipline of translation. The link between linguistic and cultural factors and their relationship to translation will be emphasized.
Ø   Hybrid Course: SPN 620  

Culture and Literature of Spanish-America: “Once upon a time Eve: the feminine character in contemporary Latin American novel”

Dr. Alejandra Rengifo
On-line and meets on campus on four Saturdays of the semester 10-1:20 in Pearce 328
This course is a study of the feminine character in Latin American novel of the 20th and 21st century. Special attention will be given to the literary interactions of the female character with history, politics, and social issues among others. An important component of this course is the study of literary theory that will help with the critical analysis of the texts. Some of the authors included are Romulo Gallegos, Juan Rulfo, Mayra Montero, Mayra Santos Febres, Gilles Lipovetsky, Emmanuel Levinas.

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