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Hispanic Studies MA

Note: Admissions have been suspended.

Admission Requirements

  • Honours or Specialization in Spanish, or equivalent degree with a minimum GPA of 3.30 on a 4.30 scale.
  • Oral and written competence in Spanish and English or Spanish and French. Applicants must submit a 5-minute voice sample in Spanish in an audio file (mp3, iTunes, or wma) and a 1000-word writing sample in Spanish.
  • Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants are required to submit official transcripts, curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, and statement of purpose in English or French. All applications will be reviewed by the Graduate Studies Committee.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

For course descriptions, see the Classics, Modern Languages and Linguistics Courses page.

Hispanic Studies MA (45 credits)

6credits of Hispanic Studies Core Courses
12credits chosen from Hispanic Studies Elective Courses
27

credits chosen from Hispanic Studies MA Thesis or Hispanic Studies MA Research Paper

Notes:

1. Subject matter in “topics” courses varies from term to term and from year to year. Details of the courses to be given together with their respective course contents will be available at the beginning of the academic year.

2. In consultation with the Graduate Program Director, students may replace up to 6 credits of reading courses, or credits at the graduate level in another discipline. Permission of the Graduate Program Director of the respective program must also be granted. Interdisciplinary courses, where relevant to the student’s program, may include courses at the graduate level in the Departments of Communication Studies, Education, English, Études françaises, Philosophy, Sociology and Anthropology, and Religions and Cultures. Approval of courses from these departments will be sought on a per-case basis.

3. Students who wish to concentrate in Pedagogy or Translation may take six credits at the graduate level in the department relative to their concentration.

Hispanic Studies Core Courses

SPAN 601 Discourse Analysis and Research Methods (3.00)
SPAN 603 Introduction to the Pedagogy of Spanish (3.00)

Hispanic Studies MA Research Paper

SPAN 682 Research Paper I (12.00)
SPAN 683 Research Paper II (15.00)

Hispanic Studies MA Thesis

SPAN 694 Thesis Proposal (3.00)
SPAN 695 Thesis (24.00)

Hispanic Studies Elective Courses

SPAN 605 Independent Study (3.00)
SPAN 681 Research Seminar (3.00)
SPAN 698 Topics in Current Research (3.00)

Elective courses may also be chosen from the following courses:

Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish

Topics in Spanish Translation

Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory

Topics in the Subject and Identity

Topics in Exile and Marginality

Topics in History of Ideas in the Hispanic World

Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish

SPAN 621 Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish (3.00)
SPAN 622 Topics in Applied Linguistics and the Pedagogy of Spanish (3.00)

Topics in Spanish Translation

SPAN 631 Topics in Spanish Translation (3.00)
SPAN 632 Topics in Spanish Translation (3.00)
SPAN 633 Topics in Spanish Translation (3.00)
SPAN 634 Topics in Spanish Translation (3.00)

Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory

SPAN 641 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3.00)
SPAN 642 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3.00)
SPAN 643 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3.00)
SPAN 644 Topics in Critical Thinking and Theory (3.00)

Topics in the Subject and Identity

SPAN 651 Topics in the Subject and Identity (3.00)
SPAN 652 Topics in the Subject and Identity (3.00)

Topics in Exile and Marginality

SPAN 661 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3.00)
SPAN 662 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3.00)
SPAN 663 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3.00)
SPAN 664 Topics in Exile and Marginality (3.00)

Topics in History of Ideas in the Hispanic World

SPAN 671 Topics in History of Ideas in the Hispanic World (3.00)


Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
  2. Residence. The minimum residence requirement for the Hispanic Studies MA is three terms (one year) of full-time study, or the equivalent in part-time study.
  3. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulations page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  4. Graduation Requirement. In order to graduate, students must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.70.

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