Catalog 2010-2012

Spanish

Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study. Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

Admission requirements: for M.A. admission and Graduate Assistant applications the following items are required: 1) major or equivalent in the language of study, 2) two letters of recommendation, 3) statement of undergraduate purpose in target language, 4) 550 TOEFL score or higher.

This emphasis is available on both the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 32 semester hours is required for either option. A minimum of 18 hours of 200/6000-level course work, including 6 hours of 780:299, is required for the thesis option. A minimum of 15 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for the non-thesis option, including no more than 3 hours of 780:299. In the case of the non-thesis option, a research paper must be approved by the student's committee and filed with the Department of Modern Languages* before the comprehensive examinations may be taken. Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.

 

Required:

  Languages: 700:295.....2-3 hours

  Spanish: literature courses must include one 200/6000-level course in Spanish literature and one 200/6000-level course in Spanish-American literature.....12 hours

  Spanish: linguistics, grammar and/or translation courses.....8 hours

  Spanish: culture and civilization courses.....3 hours

Electives (6 hours of 780:299 required for thesis option).....6-7 hours

  32 hours

 

No more than 6 hours of translation 780:145 and/or 780:245 may be applied toward this major.

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.

 

Teaching Emphasis

This program is offered on the non-thesis option only. A minimum of 34 semester hours is required, of which a minimum of 16 hours must be at the 200/6000-level; a minimum of 20 of those credits must represent courses taught in Spanish.

Successful completion of a final written and oral comprehensive examination is required. A research paper, written on an aspect of methodology, must be approved by the student's committee and filed with the Department of Modern Languages* before comprehensive examinations may be taken.

Prerequisites: Student must hold a valid teaching license and must have documentation of successful teaching experience. The student who has not completed 700:190, 780:101 and 780:103, or equivalents, before entering the program must add these courses to the requirements listed below.

 

Required:

  Educational Psychology: 200:214 or equivalent.....3 hours

  Measurement and Research: 250:205 or equivalent.....3 hours

  Spanish:

    Methods courses, one of which must be a methodological topic in 780:284, 780:286 or 780:289.....6 hours

    Linguistics, grammar and/or translation courses, one of which must be at the 200/6000-level, and one language-specific.....6 hours

    Culture and civilization courses.....6 hours

      Must be taught in Spanish, with at least one course at 200/6000-level

    Literature courses.....8 hours

      Must be taught in Spanish, with at least two courses at 200/6000-level

Electives in Spanish.....2 hours

34 hours

 

*Plans are in progress to consolidate the Department of English Language and Literature and the Department of Modern Languages by June 30, 2011.