Spanish (SPAN)

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Degree Offered: M.A.

This program is offered in Durham.

The program in Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a master of arts degree of Spanish with courses in the following areas: Topics in Second Language Acquisition, Pedagogy and Methodology; Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies; and Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies. The program also supports work in interdisciplinary Hispanic studies.

Admission Requirements

Applicants shall have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with an undergraduate major in Spanish or its equivalent. The personal statement for the graduate application should be written in Spanish. Two of the three letters of recommendation should come from current or former professors. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required.

Financial Aid

Applicants whose permanent residence is Maine or Vermont are eligible for the New England Regional Program for which tuition is assessed at the in­-state New Hampshire rate plus 50%.

You may wish to visit the financial aid section of the Graduate School website for more information about graduate assistantships and other types of aid available to graduate students.

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 890 - Topics in Second Language Acquisition/Pedagogy/Methodology

Credits: 3

A) Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, B) Internet Technologies and Second Language Learning. Special fee. May be taken more than once if no duplication of content.

SPAN 897 - Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies

Credits: 3

A) Medieval Spanish Literature, B) Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, C) Spanish Litterature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, D) Spanish Literature of the 20th Century (Poetry/Theater/Prose,), E) Contemporary Spanish Literature, F) Spanish Cultural Studies, G) Latin American Literatureof the 16th and 17th Centuries, H) Latin American Literature of the 18th and 19th Centuries, I) 20th Century Latin American Literature (Poetry/Theater/Prose), J) Contemporary Latin American Literature, K) Cyberliterature and Cyberculture, L) Transatlantic Studies, M) Spanish and Latin American Philosophy and Essay, N) Indigenous Cultural Expression of the Americas, O) Hispanic Film Studies, P) U.S. Hispanic Cultural Studies, Q) Latin American Cultural Studies, R) Senior Seminar, S) Other. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.

SPAN 898 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Credits: 3

a) History of the Spanish Language, B) Study of Spanish Mood and Aspect, C) Sociolinguistics of Spanish, D) Discourse Analysis, E) Politeness and Pragmatics, F) Bilingualism and Spanish in the U.S., G) Spanish Pronouns, H) Regional ans Social Variation in Spanish Phonetics, I) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. Special fee. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.

SPAN 901 - Bibliography and Methods of Research

Credits: 3

Required of all graduate students, to be taken concurrently with all graduate work from first to last semester during the program of study. An introduction to standard bibliographical techniques and to form and style in the preparation and writing of research findings. Preparation bibliographical essay is the final requirement for graduation. IA (continuous grading). Special fee.

SPAN 903 - Applied Linguistics

Credits: 3

Required of all graduate assistants teaching in the departmental program. Discussion of current methodology and linguistic approaches to the teaching of Spanish. Instruction in the use of media, technology and the Language Resource Center. Readings, discussion, class observation and teaching portfolio. IA (continuous grading). Special fee.

SPAN 995 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-3

Guided individual study with training in bibliography and organization of materials. Topics selected by instructor and student in conference. Barring duplication of content, may be repeated for credit.

SPAN 997 - Graduate Seminar

Credits: 3

Selected topics in Spanish linguistics, literature and cultural studies. Special fee.