Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures II

Program Description

Our graduate program consists of 33 units (11 courses). You have an option to focus your course work on one or more of the following fields: Peninsular literature and culture, Latin American literature and culture, linguistics and interpreting. Once you are admitted to the program, we recommend that you reach out to the Graduate coordinator for advisement on the course selection and program emphasis.

Program Goals and Objectives

  1. Prepare students to participate in a wide variety of careers (legal, medical, diplomatic, business, teaching, administrative, translation) that require native or near-native abilities in oral and written skills.
  2. Provide students with techniques, methods, strategies and skills to carry out independent research that supports career choices.
  3. Establish a solid foundation for lifelong learning and community service in the Hispanic communities.
  4. Design, organize and successfully deliver advanced level seminars that demonstrate superior-level oral proficiency, as well as teaching methodologies.

Course Requirements

1. Required Courses (18 units)

Choose a total of six courses (at least one in each field):

a. Language

  • SPAN 600 History of the Spanish Language (3)
  • SPAN 603 Seminar in Romance Linguistics (3)
  • SPAN 605 Advanced Translation (3)

b. Literature

  • SPAN 606 Seminar in a Genre (3)
  • SPAN 607 Seminar in a Literary Period (3)
  • SPAN 608 Seminar in Selected Authors (3)
  • SPAN 609 Seminar in Style (3)
  • SPAN 620 Spanish Literary Criticism (3)

c. Civilization

  • SPAN 680 Topics in Latin-American Culture (3)
  • SPAN 681 Topics in Spanish Culture (3)

2. Electives (12 units)

Note that you can take up to three 400-level courses (eligible for graduate credit only).

a. Language

  • SPAN 425 (3)
  • SPAN 497 (3)
  • SPAN 505 Art of Translation (3)
  • SPAN 506 Advanced Written Expression (3)
  • SPAN 594A-Z Selected Topics in Hispanic Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics (3)

b. Literature and Translation

Any 500-level /400-level literature or translation courses not used to satisfy B.A. degree requirements, or any 600-level literature or translation courses listed in the core but not used to satisfy core requirements.

3. Culminating Experience (3 units)

SPAN 697 Directed Comprehensive Studies (3)

4. Foreign language requirement (see information about the FLR exam and exceptions in the CSUN Catalog)

Total Units Required for the M.A. Degree: 33