Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Concentrations

MA in Foreign Languages

This program meets the needs and interests of prospective and practicing teachers and other professionals, and prepares students for doctoral study at other institutions. The program offers four concentrations: French, Spanish, French and Spanish, and Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education.

An accelerated master's option for some concentrations is available to students in specific bachelor's programs. See Foreign Languages, BA (Spanish Concentration)/Foreign Languages, Accelerated MA (Spanish Concentration) or Foreign Languages, BA (Spanish Concentration)/Foreign Languages, Accelerated MA (Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education Concentration) for requirements.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Degree Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

The MA in Foreign Languages offers concentrations in

Students who elect a concentration in one language must complete a program of 30 credits. Those who concentrate in two languages must complete a program of 42 credits. The concentration in Spanish/bilingual-multicultural education requires 36 credits. In all four concentrations, 6 of the total credits may be earned with a thesis. Regardless of the concentration selected, all students must meet the core and distribution requirements given below and pass a comprehensive exam or write a thesis.

◊ Concentration in French (FRN)

Students pursuing this concentration must complete 30 credits, with at least 18 credits earned in courses with the subject code FREN.

Two required courses in literature (6 credits)

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor and cover two different literary periods or Francophone regions.

Two required courses in French language and linguistics (6 credits)

Courses should be chosen in consultation with an advisor.

Two required courses in French (6 credits)

Students choose two additional courses in French literature or language in consultation with an advisor.

Four elective courses (12 credits)

Students should choose electives in consultation with an advisor. A maximum of 6 credits may be used for directed reading and research or thesis.

FREN 798 - Directed Reading and Thesis Research Credits: 3

FREN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-9

Total: 30 credits

◊ Concentration in Spanish (SPN)

Two required core courses (6 credits)

Students must take the core courses within their first 15 credits.

SPAN 502 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics Credits: 3

SPAN 510 - Introduction to the Graduate Study of Literature in Spanish Credits: 3

Three required courses (9 credits) in Spanish language and literature

One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spain
One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spanish America
One course (3 credits) in Spanish literature or Spanish linguistics

Five elective courses (15 credits)

Students choose electives in consultation with an advisor. They can include additional courses in Spanish language and literature, courses with the subject code FRLN, up to 6 credits of courses in related fields, and up to 6 credits of thesis. Students intending to go on for the PhD in linguistics or literature are strongly encouraged to pursue the thesis option. Independent studies courses are not available for graduate students of Spanish.

SPAN 798 - Directed Reading and Research Credits: 3

SPAN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-9

Total: 30 credits

◊ Concentration in Spanish and French (SF)

Six courses in French (18 credits)

Students take the required courses (not electives) specified under the concentration in French.

Six courses in Spanish (18 credits)

Students take the required courses (not electives) specified under the concentration in Spanish, plus one elective in SPAN.

Two elective courses (6 credits)

Electives may include directed reading and research or thesis. Students who elect to complete a thesis may apply 6 credits of 798 and 799 to fulfill this requirement.

FREN 798 - Directed Reading and Thesis Research Credits: 3

SPAN 798 - Directed Reading and Research Credits: 3

FREN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

SPAN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 42 credits

◊ Concentration in Spanish/Bilingual-Multicultural Education (SBM)

Two required courses in Spanish (6 credits)

 Students must take the core courses within their first 15 credits.

SPAN 502 - Hispanic Sociolinguistics Credits: 3

SPAN 510 - Introduction to the Graduate Study of Literature in Spanish Credits: 3

Four graduate courses in Spanish (12 credits)

One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spain
One course (3 credits) in the literature of Spanish America
One course (3 credits) in Spanish language or Spanish linguistics
One graduate course (3 credts) in a research field chosen by the student

Two bilingual education seminars (6 credits) chosen from:

Students choose courses from the following list in consultation with an advisor. Credits: 3

EDUC 511 - Child and Adolescent Development in Global Contexts Credits: 3

EDUC 537 - Introduction to Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Learners Credits: 3

EDCI 516 - Bilingualism and Language Acquisition Research Credits: 3

EDCI 520 - Assessment of Language Learners Credits: 3

EDCI 560 - Methods of Teaching in Foreign/World Languages Credits: 3

EDCI 684 - Advanced Methods of Teaching Foreign/Second Languages in PK-12 Schools Credits: 3

EDRD 620 - Reading/Writing in Foreign/World Languages Credits: 3

Four elective courses (12 credits)

Students choose electives in consultation with an advisor. Electives may include directed reading and research or thesis. Students who elect to complete a thesis may apply 6 credits of 798 and 799 to fulfill this requirement.

SPAN 798 - Directed Reading and Research Credits: 3

SPAN 799 - Thesis Credits: 1-6

Total: 36 credits

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