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Spanish & Portuguese: Graduate Programs

Overview: 

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at http://w3.coh.arizona.edu/spanish/ offers M.A. programs in Hispanic literature and Hispanic linguistics and a Ph.D. in Spanish. The M.A. degree in Hispanic literature provides students with a comprehensive overview of the field of Hispanic literature and prepares students to pursue work at the Ph.D. level in Spanish or in other disciplines. The M.A. degree in Hispanic linguistics equips students to pursue Ph.D. work in Hispanic linguistics and related linguistic disciplines. Both degrees serve the needs of non-specialists seeking a high level of general knowledge and of in-service secondary school teachers and those contemplating a career in either secondary or community college teaching.

The Ph.D. in Spanish prepares students for careers in university teaching and research through an integrated program of advanced coursework and the preparation of a doctoral dissertation. Students may elect from six major tracks for a Ph.D. major and must also choose two minor areas. Each major program is flexible enough to provide for comprehensive coverage in the student’s primary area while assuring ample coverage of the breadth of Hispanic literature and culture.

Expected Learning Outcomes: 

 

Student Learning Outcomes

By completion of the Ph.D. program, the students will:

1. demonstrate competency in different theoretical and critical fields/traditions and be able to engage in compelling and innovative research questions that demonstrate the students’ ability for independent critical and analytical thinking that has a potential for advancing the field of study;

2. present the capacity to design and implement methods and theoretical frameworks to address research questions in innovative ways, and be able to effectively communicate the results of the research in a variety of academic and professional contexts;

3. develop skills that will benefit them when they  join the profession, including the ability to develop collaborative proposals, to write research grants, as well as to participate in conferences, in the graduate student journal’s editorial board and the professional development series organized by the department, to cite just a few.

4. demonstrate competency in various teaching techniques and classroom skills necessary for language and culture-based courses. 

Assessment Activities: 

 

  Assessment Activities

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  Written and oral comprehensive    exams

 

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  Participation in local  and/or  national/internationalconferences, the graduate student journal’s editorial board, professional development series organized by the department.

 

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 Written dissertation and oral defense

 

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 Teaching observation and portfolio

 

 

 

 

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  Exit survey

 

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Regular or Recurring Activities

Special or Occasional Activities

Last Modified: 02/23/2005

Updated date: Tue, 11/08/2016 - 15:19