Masters in Hispanic Studies


 

MA Hispanic Studies

Starting in the Fall of 2020 Hispanic Studies students were introduced to a new one-year format for the MA program with the following characteristics:

In consultation with the Graduate Chair and with the appropriate Supervisor, students complete 6 half-courses, attend the colloquium (Interdisciplinary Approaches to Hispanic Studies), and write a Major Research Paper (MRP).  The topic is selected in consultation with the Supervisor. 

Among the 6 half-courses: SP9505 'Research Methods and Professionalization' is compulsory; students are strongly encouraged to take SP9613 'Principles of Language Teaching and Acquisition'. Both courses are taught in the fall term and are foundations for the development of the Major Research Paper (MRP) and for the teaching responsibilities of our graduate students.

A One Year M.A. will look like this:

Fall Winter Summer

Colloquium-

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Hispanic Studies. Fall and Winter/bi-weekly meetings.

Colloquium-

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Hispanic Studies. Fall and Winter/bi-weekly meetings.

Work on MRP
SP 9505 Research Methods (Course 1). The final assignment in the course will be a brief proposal for the MRP Course 4 Work on MRP
SP 9613 Principles of Language Teaching and Acquisition (Course 2) Course 5 Submit MRP to supervisor for review (May 31)
Course 3 Course 6 Submit MRP to Grad Chair with Supervisor approval (June 10)
MRP Proposal to Grad Chair with Supervisor approval (March 1) MRP returned by reviewer to Grad Chair with pass/fail result (June 30)
    Student resubmits MRP to examiner with corrections (TBD)
    Examiner final verdict to Grad Chair (TBD)
*These dates are based on completing by the end of the third term, thereby allowing the student to be eligible for Fall Convocation.  

Dates may be adjusted on individual supervisor/student schedules

i) MRP possible results: Pass/Fail; with option of Pass with Distinction.  It is advisable that the reviewer provides the student with a paragraph with comments/feedback about their work.  Pass/Fail is assesed on a minimum grade of 70% to pass
ii) Two weeks will be given for the examiner to review the MRP
iii) One week will be given to the student in the case of corrections requested by the examiner
iv) One week will be given to the examiner to review the corrections
v) MRP can be written in either English or Spanish
vi) MRP should be 40-60 pages, including notes, bibliography and other appendices (if necessary)