Sep 28, 2023  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Spanish, M.A.

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(30 UNITS)

Master of Arts in Spanish

The Master of Arts in Spanish is a practical program in that Spanish is the second-most spoken language in the U.S., and the need for bilingual professionals will continue to grow in today’s interactive world. Career opportunities are available for those who plan to teach or work in a number of fields, including international business, travel and diplomacy, as well as for those who want to pursue doctoral studies. The degree also provides an opportunity to those who simply want to expand their knowledge through advanced academic training.

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 upper-division 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 demonstrate proficiency in English, 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.

Core Requirements (21 units)

Graduate Seminars in Literature (12 units)

Other courses may be selected with graduate adviser approval.


* Choose from the following topics: The Golden Age Comedia; Realistic and Natural Novel; Major Writers Generation 1898.


* Choose from the following topics: Latin American Short Story; Modern Span-American Novel; Mexican Literature of the 20th Century.

Culminating Experience (3 units)

Total (30 units)

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