The M.A. in Spanish at SLU-Madrid gives you generalist foundation in Spanish Peninsular and Latin American literature, as well as in the area of teaching and applied linguistics. The program will immerse you in the Spanish language and its cultures. It will provide you with tools to achieve high standards of literary scholarship, along with an appreciation of the cultural and historical events which have shaped Spain and the Americas and their artistic and literary movements. It will also enhance your academic fluency and accuracy of expression as well as your knowledge about the Spanish language in its historical and geographical contexts. Finally, it will help you to identify best pedagogical practices based on theoretical understandings of language teaching and learning
The program is designed for holders of a B.A. in Spanish or a related field, language educators, and literary scholars. The program also serves students who wish to continue study in a Ph.D. degree program in Spanish or a related field. The summer program at the Madrid Campus is especially suitable for high school teachers of Spanish. Other non-academic jobs include: writing, editing, coordination of language programs, acting, accent reduction training/speech pathology, computational linguistics, forensic linguistics/law, government careers, espionage, consulting/market research, lexicography and interpretation/translation.
All courses required for the M.A. in Spanish can be taken both, during the traditional academic year and across three or four summers. You can also fulfill requirements for the M.A. in Spanish through a combination of study at the Madrid Campus and the St. Louis Campus.
The M.A. in Spanish faculty hold doctoral degrees from leading European and American universities, offering the program a wealth of knowledge and research across a diverse range of literary movements in Spain and Latin America, as well as in applied linguistics.
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