Hispanic and Italian Studies : Program Requirements
The following core courses are required of all students: SPAN 500, Introduction to Bibliography and Methods of Research; SPAN 502, Core Reading List Course I; SPAN 503 or ITAL 503, Core Reading List Course II.
SPAN 502 will cover works taken from the general Hispanic Literature reading list; SPAN 503 or ITAL 503 will reflect the specialized area of the student’s degree program and will be tailored to the specialty: Peninsular Studies; Latin American Studies; or Hispanic and Italian Studies. The other courses are variable in content and may be taken more than once, depending on the topic.
9 units of credit to include: SPAN 500, 502 and 503 (or ITAL 503 for the MA in Hispanic and Italian Studies), 3 units of courses within the department, and a further 1.5 unit course from within the department or from outside (with the approval of the department). With the permission of the department a maximum of 1.5 units may be taken from courses at the 300 or 400 level.
SPAN 599 (6 units): Master’s Thesis and Oral Examination
12 units of credit to include: SPAN 500, 502 and 503 (or ITAL 503 for the MA in Hispanic and Italian Studies), 6 units of courses within the department, and a further 1.5 unit course from within the department or from outside (with the approval of the department). With the permission of the department a maximum of 1.5 units may be taken from courses at the 300 or 400 undergraduate level.
SPAN 598 (3 units): Master’s Essay and Oral Examination