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Master of Arts in Hispanic Studies

Faculty working with Students: 4
Students: 12
Students receiving assistantships or scholarships: 83.33%
Priority deadline:
  • Fall January 10
  • Spring July 1
Campus:
  • Pullman: Yes
Tests required:
  • 550 TOEFL Minimum score

Degree Description:

The Master of Arts degree (M.A.) in the Hispanic Studies program at Washington State University requires a previous bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a degree in a related area, such as literature, linguistics, or pedagogy, or other humanities and social sciences disciplines. The program emphasis is Spanish (peninsular) and Latin American literature, film, and culture, and includes seminars on foreign language pedagogy and provides practical teaching experience. Applicants should have an advanced proficiency level in the Spanish language and a solid foundation of understanding other cultures.

Student Learning Outcomes:

All graduates will be able to:

  1.  Develop and demonstrate a broad critical and integrative knowledge of Spanish and Latin American literature, literary theory, disciplinary research methodology, and Applied  Linguistics/ Spanish pedagogy.
  2.  Develop and demonstrate the ability to conduct critical thinking of literature and other artistic expressions such as film, in a cultural context.
  3.  Develop and demonstrate the ability to conduct disciplinary research.
  4.  Demonstrate the potential for developing original research in the discipline.
  5.  Develop and demonstrate the ability to communicate their acquired knowledge in Spanish at an Advanced/ Superior (Near-Native) level.
  6.  Develop and demonstrate the ability to teach Spanish at various skill levels.

Student Opportunities:

Teaching assistant positions and professional development funding.

Faculty Members:

Hubert, Michael David, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Second language acquisition, second language writing, Spanish-English translation instruction, and Spanish phonetics/phonology.

Manzo-Robledo, Francisco, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Spanish Latin American literature, cinema and culture, diverse literature texts from Latin America and Spain, Latin American cinema, and representation of women in the cinema on Mexican Wars.

Navarro-Daniels, Vilma C, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

19th – 21st century peninsular Spanish literature and culture, peninsular Spanish film, dictatorship, transition to democracy and cultural products, metafiction and intertextuality in literature and film, power and production of discourse.

Rodriguez-Vivaldi, Ana Maria, Ph.D.

Serves as: chair, co-chair, or member of graduate committee

Research Interests

Contemporary Latin American Literature, Film and Culture. She has published and lectured internationally on film and literature, theater, and hybrid genre topics. President, Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (2011-12).

Contact Information:

Main Office
Thompson Hall 110
Pullman, WA 99164-2610
509-335-4135