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World Languages & Cultures
The Spanish graduate program provides intensive training in the analysis and research of Latin American and Peninsular literary and cultural studies and language pedagogy. The Master of Arts in Spanish Literature prepares students to approach texts and cultural production from a variety of methodological and theoretical paradigms, and to conduct research in the field. Students will acquire knowledge of a broad body of canonical and non-canonical texts from Spain, Latin America and the Caribbean from an interdisciplinary perspective. Skills and knowledge developed in the MA program prepares students for continued graduate work in the humanities and other professional disciplines. Faculty areas of expertise are diverse and consider national, transnational and post-national perspectives on research areas including Hispanic cultural history, Afro-Caribbean music, indigenous literary trends, subaltern, environmental, and queer studies.
All of our graduate classes are discussion based seminars, so students enjoy a communal approach to learning and meaningful intellectual relationships with the faculty. Teaching Assistants will receive training in language pedagogy. The University of Utah has an excellent research library, rare book collection, film and video collections and access to numerous electronic data bases and resources. For more information please visit the Spanish M.A. website.
Minimum Degree Hours: 30 graduate credit hours
A bachelor’s degree in literature and culture, or a strong undergraduate record in Humanities if the Bachelor’s degree was obtained in another academic subject.
A cumulative GPA of 3.0. Liberal Education courses covering prominent works of literature and philosophy will strengthen an applicant’s eligibility.
Significant deficiencies in this preparatory coursework must be made up before admission into M.A. status; for minor deficiencies, admission is possible but “make-up” courses may be added to the degree requirements outlined below.