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M.A. Program

M.A. Reading List

Contact

Dr. Rudyard Alcocer
Coordinator of Spanish Graduate Studies
Director of Graduate Studies
616 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996
Phone: (865) 974-6996
E-Mail: ralcocer@utk.edu

At the M. A. level, graduate students develop a solid, general base in the Spanish language, and in Hispanic literature and culture. Our M. A. program is broad in content, reflecting a balance between Spanish and Spanish American literature and culture. Upon completion of the M.A. degree, students will be prepared to enter a Ph. D. program at UTK or elsewhere, or to use their training in Spanish as a point of departure for other kinds of careers, such as secondary education or government service.

Thesis Option

  1. Completion of a minimum of 24 semester hours in coursework plus at least six (6) hours in course 500 Thesis. A maximum of 6 hours may be taken at the 400 level, the rest at the 500 level, and under certain conditions the student may take 600-level seminars.

    If the student chooses to have a minor (such as Italian or Portuguese), at least 24 hours (including 6 hours of thesis) must be taken in the major, 6 in the minor.
  2. A thesis, with a minimum of 6 semester hours in course 500.
  3. A written examination covering the coursework and selected items from a master reading list.
  4. A final oral examination covering the thesis.

Non-Thesis Option

  1. Completion of at least 30 semester hours, with a maximum of 6 at the 400 level, the rest at the 500 level. Under certain conditions, the student may take 600-level seminars. If the student chooses to have a minor (such as Italian or Portuguese), at least 24 hours must be taken in the major, 6 in the minor.
  2. Three (3) term papers that have been accepted by the student's advisory committee.
  3. A written examination covering the coursework and selected items from a master reading list.


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