Romance Languages, M.A. - Spanish

World Languages and Literatures |View/Print PDF

The program course outline and graduation requirements for this catalog year are listed below.  The department website provides an overview of the program, including admission requirements, faculty biographies, learning outcomes, and careers: https://www.southernct.edu/academics/world-languages-and-literatures/programs

Program Sequence - 30 Credits

(24 Credits for Students in the Accelerated Pathway Program)

*Students must earn a "B" or better in each course.

Category Electives - 15 Credits
Students must take at least one course from each of the four categories.

Category I: Premodern Spain to the Era of the Discoveries and Exploration
SPA 533 — Early Encounters: Culture and Literature of the Colonization of Latin America - 3 credits
SPA 560 — Literature and Culture of Al Andalus - 3 credits
SPA 561 — Women Healers, Messengers, and Intermediaries - 3 credits

Category II: Baroque and neo-Classical Literature and Cultures
SPA 521 — The Picaresque Literary Tradition - 3 credits
SPA 528 — Cervantes and the Birth of the Modern Narrative and Drama - 3 credits
SPA 567 — The Golden Age Spanish Theater: Texts and Cultural Contexts - 3 credits

Category III: The Emergence of Modern Nations, Post-nationalism, and Border Studies
SPA 525 — Cinema of Transitional Democracies - 3 credits
SPA 548 — Modernism in Spanish America and Spain - 3 credits

Category IV: Recent Trends in Hispanic Studies: Hispanic Pluralisms
SPA 516 — Gabriel Garcia Márquez Seminar on One Hundred Years of Solitude - 3 credits
SPA 531 — Literature and Cinema in Latin America - 3 credits
SPA 566 — Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora - 3 credits
SPA 562 — Arts and Activism in Latin American Social Movements - 3 credits
SPA 563 — Ghosts in Latin American Literary and Cultural Studies - 3 credits
SPA 564 — Dictatorship and Performance in the Southern Cone - 3 credits
SPA 565 — Caribbean Women's Historical Fictions - 3 credits
SPA 566 — Literature of the Caribbean Diaspora - 3 credits

Electives - 9 Credits
(3 Credits for Students in the Accelerated Pathway Program)
*Courses completed at undergraduate level for students in accelerated program.

WLL 515 — Translation Studies in the Romance Languages - 3 credits
WLL 520 — The Historical Avant-Garde - 3 credits
WLL 581 — Introduction to Graduate Studies in Romance Languages - 3 credits*
WLL 582 — Popular Culture and Cultural Studies - 3 credits*

Capstone: 2 Semester Sequence - 6 credits
Select one of the following tracks:

Thesis Track
WLL 590 — Writing the Thesis Proposal - 3 credits
WLL 591 — Writing the Thesis: Prerequisite is WLL 590 - 3 credits

Special Project Track
WLL 592 — Special Project I - 3 credits
WLL 593 — Special Project II: Prerequisite is WLL 592 - 3 credits

Comprehensive Exam Track
WLL 594 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar I - 3 credits
WLL 595 — Comprehensive Exam Seminar II - 3 credits