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Graduate Courses and Curriculum

1. GRADUATE COURSES

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2013-2014 and 2014-2015; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures:  ILA

ILA 380.  Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory.  This course is an introductory survey of theories and discourses relevant to the study of Latin American and Iberian literatures and cultures. Designed to be taken in the first long semester of graduate study. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  Offered on a lettered grade basis.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. 

ILA 381.  Introduction to Linguistics.  This course is an introduction to the prevalent theories, discourses and methods relevant to the study of the language forms and language practices of individuals and societies. Designed to be taken in the first long semester of graduate study.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Offered on a lettered grade basis.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 382.  Research Methods and Professionalization.  This course is intended to introduce graduate students to the various research methods available to scholars in the study of language, literature and culture, as well as to provide them with the tools they will need to orient themselves in the challenging environment of the profession.  Designed to be taken in the second long semester of graduate study.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  Offered on a lettered grade basis.  Prerequisite:  ILA 380 or 381; graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 385T.  Teaching Practicum.   Offers graduate students the opportunity to receive mentorship and pedagogical training by working one-on-one with a faculty member on the development and design of an undergraduate course (upper-division level) in their area of specialization. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester.  Prerequisite:

ILA 386.  Studies in Iberian and Latin American Linguistics.  Topics in Latin American and Iberian linguistics, including diasporic and indigenous communities.   Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and the consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 387.  Studies in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures (Spanish). Topics on the literatures and cultures of Spanish America, Spain and related diasporas.  Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 388.  Studies in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures (Portuguese).  Topics on the literatures and cultures of Brazil, Portugal and related diasporas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 389.  Studies in Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures (Spanish and Portuguese). Comparative topics on the literatures and cultures of Brazil, Spanish America, the Iberian peninsula and related diasporas. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 394.  Supervised Preparation of the Qualifying Paper.  Supervised preparation for the Doctoral Qualifying Paper. Designed to be taken in the same semester in which the student submits the paper (fourth long semester of study). Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.  

ILA 395, 695, 995.  Supervised Preparation of the Dissertations Fields. This course is intended to prepare students for ILA 396, 696, or 996.  Over the course of their sixth long semester, students will prepare dissertation field lists and critical summaries of these lists under faculty supervision.  Offered on the credit/no credit basis only.  Prerequisite:  Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. 

ILA 396, 696, 996.  Supervised Preparation of the Dissertation Proposal.  Supervised preparation for the Dissertation Proposal for the doctoral degree.  Designed to be taken in same semester in which the student develops and submits the dissertation proposal (seventh long semester of study). Prerequisite: ILA 395, 695, or 995; graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser. 

ILA 398R.  Master's Report.  Preparation of a report to fulfill the requirement for the master's degree under the report option. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for

one semester. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 398T.  Supervised Teaching in Spanish and Portuguese.   Required for teaching assistants during the first semester that they teach. Fundamentals of foreign language teaching methodology, with particular reference to the teaching of Spanish and

Portuguese. Presentation of theoretical concepts on which classroom practice is based, in conjunction with teaching under close supervision of the course instructor, individual consultations, reading assignments, and reports. Three lecture hours a week for one semester.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing, appointment as a teaching assistant, and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 399R, 999R.  Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree and consent of the graduate adviser.

ILA 399W, 999W.  Dissertation. Offered on the credit/no credit basis only. Prerequisite: Spanish 399R, 699R, or 999R, and consent of the graduate adviser

2. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

a. Minimum Degree Requirements: 54 Semester Credit Hours
  • Required Courses: 27 Semester Credit Hours
  • Free Electives: 27 Semester Credit Hours (at least 15 within the Department of Spanish and Portuguese)
  • Second-Language Proficiency Requirement: May be fulfilled by exam, previous credit, or 10-12 Semester Credit Hours of additional coursework.

REQUIRED COURSES

FREE ELECTIVES

YEAR 1-FALL

3 (ILA 380) Intro to Lit and Cult Theory or (ILA 381) Intro to Linguistics

3 (ILA 398T) Supervised Teaching

3

YEAR 1-SPRING

3 (ILA 382) Res Methods and Profess

6

SUMMER 1 (Proficiency *)

YEAR 2-FALL

9

YEAR 2--SPRING

3 (ILA 394) Supv Prep Qual Paper

YEAR 3-FALL

9

YEAR 3--SPRING

3 (ILA 395) Supv Prep Diss Fields

3 (ILA 385T) Teaching Practicum

YEAR 4-FALL

3 (ILA 396) Supv Prep Diss Proposal

YEAR 4--SPRING

3 (ILA 399R) Dissertation Reading

YEAR 5-FALL

3 (ILA 399W) Dissertation Writing

SUB-TOTALS

27

27


b. Curriculum for Students Who Wish to Maintain Full-time Enrollment Status Throughout Degree Program: 81 Semester Credit Hours

REQUIRED COURSES

FREE ELECTIVES

YEAR 1-FALL

3 (ILA 380) Intro to Lit and Cult Theory or (ILA 381) Intro to Linguistics

3 (ILA 398T) Supervised Teaching

3

YEAR 1-SPRING

3 (ILA 382) Res Methods and Profess

6

SUMMER 1 (Proficiency *)

YEAR 2-FALL

9

YEAR 2-SPRING

9 (ILA 994) Supv Prep Qual Paper

YEAR 3-FALL

9

YEAR 3-SPRING

6 (ILA 695) Supv Prep Diss Fields

3 (ILA 385T) Teaching Practicum

YEAR 4-FALL

9 (ILA 996) Supv Prep Diss Proposal

YEAR 4-SPRING

9 (ILA 999R) Dissertation Reading

YEAR 5 - FALL

9 (ILA 999W) Dissertation Writing

SUB-TOTALS

54

27

Courses taken to satisfy the reading proficiency requirement are not included in the semester credit hours required for the degree.  The proficiency requirement must be satisfied through former coursework, exam, or 10-12 hours of additional coursework.

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