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Hispanic Literatures & Linguistics Master's Degree Requirements

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Requirements for the Master of Arts Degree

In addition to general university requirements for the degree, the following special requirements must be met:
1. A reading knowledge of a foreign language pertinent to the student’s program at an intermediate level.
2. 30 course credits for the examination option or 24 plus SPAN 699 for the thesis option.
3. Three 600-800 level courses (9 credits) for the examination option or two (6 credits) for the thesis option.
4. Course of Study:
Hispanic Literatures (Spanish, Spanish-American, or Luso-Brazilian):
A. Core Areas: Six courses covering all areas of the field, including two in the area of examination.
B. Contact Areas: One course in Hispanic Linguistics and one course in Literary Theory.
C. Electives: Two courses, which may be taken outside of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Hispanic Linguistics:
A. Core Areas: Six courses covering all areas of the field, including two in the area of examination.
B. Contact Areas: One course in Hispanic Linguistics and one course in Literary Theory.
C. Electives: Two courses, which may be taken outside of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.
5. Final written examination or oral thesis defense.

Requirements for the Master of Arts in Teaching Degree

Given the recent changes in education in Massachusetts, the Master of Arts in Teaching program is currently under revision. Students should consult with their advisers in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and the School of Education before enrolling in their courses.