The Graduate Program in Spanish at UNCW empowers students with opportunities to take courses in Hispanic linguistics, literature, film studies, history, culture, and pedagogy, among other topics, taught by faculty who are active researchers in their fields. Furthermore, students can pursue more detailed projects through funded field research, independent study opportunities, and theses. (as listed in the UNCW Academic Catalogue)
SPN 500. Advanced Writing Techniques (3) Intensive work on an advanced level in specific areas of writing. Topics may include essay writing, technical writing, writing for publication in professional journals, and journalism.
SPN 501. Translation Techniques & Practices (3) Translation of various kinds of texts and documents. Practical application of translation theory and development of strategies for solving predictable translation problems.
SPN 504. Spanish for Professionals (3) Study of linguistic and cultural concepts pertinent to the various professions and directed toward students' individual interests and professional needs.
SPN 505. Conversation & Composition (3) Emphasis on spoken Spanish and essay writing.
SPN 507. Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (3) Study of the Spanish sound system.
SPN 508. Hispanic Linguistics (3) Study of Hispanic Linguistics.
SPN 511. Topics in Spanish Civilization (3) Advanced study in geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Spain. Topics will focus on specific time periods, geographic areas, or cultural phenomena. May be repeated under a different subtitle.
SPN 512. Topics in Spanish American Civilization (3) Advanced study in geographical, historical, and cultural aspects of Spanish America. Topics will focus on specific time periods, geographic areas, or cultural phenomena. May be repeated under a different subtitle.
SPN 521. Studies in Spanish Literature (3) Study of representative Spanish authors, literary movements, and genres. May be repeated under a different subtitle.
SPN 522. Studies in Spanish American Literature (3) Study of representative Spanish American authors, literary movements, and genres. May be repeated under a different subtitle.
SPN 550. Current Practices and Research in Teaching Spanish (3) The course explores relevant areas of foreign language research and their application to the task of teaching Spanish in the United States. Through readings, lectures, and practical demonstrations, students will be exposed to second language acquisition theories and the principles of proficiency. They will work with a variety of approaches to communicate language teaching, with a focus on the proficiency-oriented approach. Students will actively explore classroom techniques designed to develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills while integrating culture. Approaches to developing and implementing testing and incorporating technology will also be highlighted.
SPN 585. Hispanic Film (3) Exploration and interpretation of Spanish and Latin American cinema in its theoretical, historical and cultural contexts.
SPN 591. Directed Individual Study (1-3) Involves investigation under faculty supervision beyond what is offered in existing courses. May not exceed 3 hours.
SPN 595. Special Topics in Hispanic Studies (1-6) Advanced study of topics related to Hispanic literature, culture, linguistics, language, and/or foreign language pedagogy. Subtitles will vary from semester to semester.
SPN 599. Thesis (3) Intensive research study of a topic selected by student and approved by a thesis committee. A scholarly oral presentation and defense of thesis is required. Will be graded satisfactory (S) or unsatisfactory (U).
Recent Graduate Courses Offered:
- Fonética y fonología
- Fronteras andinas: La conquista y el Perú colonial
- La literatura latina de Estados Unidos
- Amor y sexo en el cine español contemporáneo
- Redacción avanzada
- Literatura española: Edad Media y Siglo de Oro
- Pedagogía: Enseñando español al nivel universitario
- Traducción: Técnicas y prácticas
- Literatura caribeña contemporánea
- Escritoras latinoamericanas
- México: Historia, cultura y literatura
- Literatura de la Violencia colombiana
- Novela corta hispanoamericana
- El español de Estados Unidos
- Crítica social y la novela española del siglo XX
- Santos y pecadores en la literatura española