Requirements

Degree Requirements (45 units)

Spanish Language Teaching

Designed for Spanish teachers at the elementary, secondary, and community college level, this track provides students with a strong background in applied linguistics and pedagogical theory, as well as exposure to the literatures, cultures, and the language of the of the Spanish-speaking world.

Core Courses (29 units)

  1. SPAN 606. Methodology of Graduate Study (4)
  2. SPAN 608. History of the Spanish Language (4)
  3. SPAN 615. Second Language Acquisition in Spanish (4)
  4. SPAN 620. Spanish Linguistics (4)
  5. Twelve units taken in education courses which may be selected from the following,
    • EDCI 620. School Curriculum (4)
    • EELB 606. Theory and Practice in Teaching Bilingual Students (4)
    • EELB 611. Spanish Children's Literature for the Bilingual Classroom (4)
    • EELB 612. Social and Cultural Contexts for School Learning (4)
    • EELB 625. Curriculum and Materials for the Bilingual and ESL Classroom (4)
    • ESEC 441. Secondary School Curriculum and Instruction II (4)
    • EESL 536. Crosscultural Teaching (4)
  6. SPAN 697. Comprehensive Examination (1)

Electives (16 units)

  1. Sixteen units of electives of SPAN graduate-level courses in literature, language, and civilization.

Hispanic Literature, Linguistics, and Civilization

Designed for students who wish to pursue an in-depth study of Spanish, Spanish American, and Latino literatures along with Spanish linguistics, and to prepare students for further advanced study.

Core Courses (29 units):

  1. SPAN 606. Methodology of Graduate Research (4)
  2. SPAN 608. History of the Spanish Language (4)
  3. SPAN 610. Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism in Spanish (4)
  4. SPAN 615. Second Language Acquisition in Spanish (4)
  5. SPAN 620. Spanish Linguistics (4)
  6. SPAN 625. Spanish Peninsular Literature and Culture (4)
  7. SPAN 630. Spanish-American Literature and Culture (4)
  8. SPAN 697. Comprehensive Exam (1)

Electives (16 units)

  1. Sixteen units of electives chosen from Spanish 500- and 600-level courses. A maximum of eight units from SPAN 515, 516 or 517 may be counted towards this elective category.

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