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M.A. in Spanish, Hispanic Linguistics area of emphasis

Degree: Master of Arts

School/College: Arts and Sciences

Department: Romance Languages

Program of Study or Area of Emphasis: Spanish (Linguistics, Thesis Option)*

Total Hours Required for this Degree: 30

See the Graduate Handbook for additional information on this program.


Choose six cross-listed SPAN (LING) courses from the list below: 

Course Number Title Credits
SPAN (LING) 6350 Romance Linguistics: Theory and Analysis 3 hours
ROML (LING) 6350 Romance Linguistics: Theory and Analysis 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6450 Variation and Sociolinguistics in Spanish 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6550 History of the Spanish Language 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6650 Spanish Phonetics and Phonology 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6750 Spanish Syntax and Morphology 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6850 Spanish Applied Linguistics 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 6950 Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 7750* Teaching College Spanish 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 8010 Topics in Culture, Language, Linguistics, and Literature of the Spanish-Speaking World Seminar (repeatable) 3 hours
SPAN (LING) 8850 Spanish Second Language Acquisition 3 hours

*Required course for all Teaching Assistants. This course may also be substituted for by ROML 7700, Romance Languages Pedagogy. 


Electives are other graduate SPAN and ROML courses. Up to two graduate courses with another prefix, such as LING or LLED, may be included if approved by the major professor in consultation with the members of the student's advisory committee.   


SPAN 7300  Master's Thesis. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 18 hours credit. A minimum of 3 hours is required by the Graduate School.  3 hours


Total hours required for this degree: 33. See the requirements above, except that non-thesis students do not take SPAN 7300, but take 15 hours of elective courses. 

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