To obtain the degree, the candidate must complete a minimum of 30 credits. To satisfy the course requirements, the candidate must successfully complete ten graduate courses, eight of which should be from the offerings below. Two of the ten courses can be taken in allied fields approved by the department. All candidates must take (SPAN 901 Bibliography and Methods of Research), a 3-credit course dealing with bibliography and methods of research. Preparation of a bibliographical essay in this course is the final requirement for graduation.
Graduate assistants teaching in the department must take (SPAN 903 Applied Linguistics). Both SPAN 901 and SPAN 903 count toward the ten courses required to complete the degree.
Graduate students are also expected to take (SPAN 997 Graduate Seminar) each semester they are enrolled in the program.
|SPAN 890||Topics in Second Language Acquisition/Pedagogy/Methodology||3|
|LLC 891||Methods of Foreign Language Teaching||3|
|SPAN 897||Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies||3|
|SPAN 898||Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies||3|
|SPAN 899||Master's Thesis||1-6|
|SPAN 995||Independent Study||1-3|
|SPAN 997||Graduate Seminar||3|
The MA in Spanish offers two options to fulfill the concluding experience of the program:
1) Non-thesis option (30 credits, ten classes). Students who select this option will present a seminar paper or project at a local, regional, or national conference. Presentation at the UNH Graduate Research Conference is acceptable to fulfill this requirement.
2) Thesis option (30 credits, eight classes plus thesis). Enrollment in Spanish 899 (Master's Thesis, 6 credits) counts for two of the ten required courses for the M.A. The thesis option involves the preparation of a Master's Thesis or an equivalent research project directed by a faculty advisor. This research track is specifically designed for those students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Spanish or in a related field.
Examples of Past Seminar Titles:
- Econovels of Central America
- Contemporary Spanish Literature
- Second Language Acquisition: Technology
- El Camino de Santiago
- Cultures of Spain: Basque, Catalan, and Galician
- Baroque Literature: Sor Juana
- Latin American Lit. & the Border
- Spanish Phonetics & Dialectology
- Latin American Afro Caribbean Lit.
- The Baroque: Siglo de Oro
- Structure & Applied Linguistics
- Baroque to Surrealism & Beyond
- Spanish Sociolinguistics
- Literatura comparada
- Literatura y cultura argentinas
- La nueva mirada del cine femenino español
- Mood, Tense & Pronouns: Structure, Meanings, & Variation in Spanish Syntax
- Literary & Cultural Trends of Contemporary Central America
- Digital Media in Second Language Acquisition
- The World of Salvador Dalí
- Hispanic Literature and Culture in the Digital Age