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Degree Offered: M.A., Graduate Certificate
This program is offered in Durham.
The program in Spanish in the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a Master of Arts degree in 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 and offers a Graduate Certificate in Spanish.
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.
Applicants whose permanent residence is in 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.
SPAN 890 - Topics in Second Language Acquisition/Pedagogy/Methodology
A) Introduction to Second Language Acquisition, B) Internet Technologies and Second Language Learning. May be taken more than once if no duplication of content.
SPAN 891 - Methods of Foreign Language Teaching
Objectives, methods and techniques in teaching foreign languages from elementary grades through college. Discussion, demonstration, preparation of instructional materials, micro-teaching of the language skills, including developments in computer-aided instruction.
Equivalent(s): LLC 891
SPAN 897 - Topics in Hispanic Literature and Cultural Studies
A) Medieval Spanish Literature, B) Spanish Literature of the Renaissance and the Golden Age, C) Spanish Literature 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 Literature of 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. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.
SPAN 898 - Topics in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies
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 and Social Variation in Spanish Phonetics, I) Other. Prereq: permission of instructor. May be taken more than once for credit if no duplication of content.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated up to unlimited times.
SPAN 899 - Master's Thesis
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.
SPAN 901 - Bibliography and Methods of Research
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).
SPAN 903 - Applied Linguistics
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).
SPAN 995 - Independent Study
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
Selected topics in Spanish linguistics, literature and cultural studies.