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2013-2015 University Catalog 
2013-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Spanish, M.A.

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(30 UNITS)

Admission to Graduate Standing - Conditionally Classified

Students must meet the CSU requirements for admission to a master’s degree program. Please consult the Graduate Admissions section in this catalog for complete information.

Candidates will need a B.A. with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in Spanish, consisting of at least 24 units (or equivalent) of upperdivision studies. A candidate presenting a bachelor of arts that has fewer than 24 upper-division units in the language, or whose background is otherwise inadequate, will be required to take additional courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 to build a full undergraduate major before beginning the graduate program. The student must also demonstrate proficiency in English, either by passing the English Writing Proficiency exam or equivalent exam or by passing MLNG 301  or equivalent with a “C” (2.0) or better.

Satisfactory evaluation of language proficiency by committee is also required. Adaptations of certain admission requirements may be made for promising foreign students.

Graduate Standing - Classified

A student who meets the requirements for conditionally classified graduate standing is eligible for classified graduate standing upon the development of an approved study plan, which should be done in consultation with the graduate adviser prior to the completion of nine graduate units.

Study Plan

The study plan requires at least 18 units of 500-level courses, distributed as follows:

Graduate Seminars in Literature (12 units)

Other Electives (12 units)

  • Chose from 400- or 500-level courses (up to 6 of the 12 units may be taken in a related field with the approval of the adviser)

Comprehensive Exams

All students are required to complete a reading list. Upon completion of all requirements, a final evaluation by a comprehensive written examination must be taken to demonstrate mastery of the fields. The examination consists of three separate tests: Linguistics, Peninsular Literature and Spanish-American Literature. A student who fails one test of the written examination will have the option of retaking the failed part, but only one time through another written examination. The graduate committee may administer a supplemental oral examination if it deems it appropriate. If the candidate fails all or any two parts of the examination, the entire process must be repeated. The candidate may, with the approval of the graduate committee, repeat the examination, but only once within two years.

Total (30 units)

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