Degrees

CLAS Graduate Program

Undergraduate Programs

Graduate Programs

CLAS Graduate Program

MA in Latin American Studies

Developed and administered by CLAS and first offered in AU 10, the MA in Latin American Studies program requires 30 semester credit hours of coursework for graduation. Students must demonstrate advanced proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, equal to 3 years university instruction or (near) native fluency, to be considered for admission. Designed to be eminently flexible, students choose two thematic or disciplinary concentrations with the guidance of their faculty advisor. Besides the courses in their concentrations, students must also take a research methodology course and INTSTDS 5640: Globalization in Latin America. 

Undergraduate Programs

Major in Spanish

The Spanish major requires 33 semester hours. Students may choose one of two tracks: Latin American Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics. All must take advanced language, core concentration, and elective courses. They are also required to diversify their programs by taking courses in other tracks/concentrations within the department. An immersion experience (study abroad preferred) is required.

Honors Major in Spanish & Graduation with Distinction in Spanish

Honors Major in Spanish & Graduation with Distinction in Spanish
The Spanish Honors major consists of a minimum of 33 credit hours distributed as indicated below. A minimum grade of "C-" in all courses comprising the major is required. Students must maintain a minimum CPHR of 3.4 throughout the honors program. IMPORTANT: All Honors students, regardless of their major, minor, or college of enrollment, are required to follow the Honors program for a major or minor in Spanish. (H) and (E) denotes Honors and Embedded Honors versions available. Non-Honors students must meet minimum GPA and pre-requisite requirements to be considered for enrollment in Honors or Embedded Honors sections.

Major in Portuguese

The Portuguese major requires 30 semester hours. Students must take two introductory courses (review of grammar and composition and introduction to literature and culture), followed by advanced language and linguistics, literature and culture, and elective courses.

Major in International Studies: Latin American Studies

The undergraduate Latin American Studies major requires 30 semester credit hours. Students must have successfully completed 1103 or equivalent of an approved foreign language to enter the program. Students must complete a minor in Andean & Amazonian Studies, Portuguese or Spanish, or a second major in Spanish or Portuguese. In addition, students must take four required foundational courses (Introduction to Latin America, Latin American Economic Development, New Worlds of Latin America, Latin American Politics), four from a list of interdisciplinary LA-focused courses, and two electives. Students admitted to OSU PRIOR to Summer 2012 will complete the Transitional Major, students admitted to OSU Summer 2012 or AFTER will complete the New Major.

Minor in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics

In the Minor in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics, students must complete 15 semester hours to earn a minor in Spanish. Requirements include 3 orientation courses (advanced grammar, intermediate composition, and introduction to the study of literature and culture), as well as two upper level courses in their specialization.

Honors Minor in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics

In the Honors Minor in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures or Hispanic Linguistics, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours, including 3 orientation courses (advanced grammar (Honors section recommended), intermediate composition (Honors section recommended), and introduction to the study of literature and culture (Honors section required)), as well as two courses at the 4500 or 4600 level, one of which must be Honors. Courses taught in English may not count toward the Honors minor program.

Minor in Spanish for Business

The Spanish Business Minor requires the completion of 15 semester hours is required for this minor. Students must complete 5 courses: advanced grammar, intermediate Spanish composition, business culture and communication I and II, and Latin American culture in a business context.

Minor in Portuguese

A Portuguese Minor requires that students complete 12 semester hours. Two orientation courses are required (advanced grammar, reading and listening, or conversation and composition AND introduction to the study of literatures and culture) followed by at least one course in advanced language/linguistics and one in literature and culture.

Minor in International Studies: Latin American Studies

In the Minor in International Studies: Latin American Studies, students must complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours and 5 courses: one required course (IS 2100, Introduction to Latin America) and four Critical Perspectives courses.

Minor in Andean and Amazonian Studies

The Andean and Amazonian Studies Minor requires completion of 6 prerequisite semester credit hours (courses at the 3000–level or above in Portuguese, Spanish or Quechua) as well as two required courses (History 2111 and Spanish 2332) and at least 6 semester hours in core courses and one additional 3 credit elective.

Minor in Latino Studies

Students must complete 15 semester hours in one of three focus areas (Culture and Literature, History, and Social Issues), which comprise a minor core, a focus core course and 9 elective hours. Minor must include at least 6 hours at the 3000 level and above.

Graduate Programs

PhD in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures

Doctoral students persuing a PhD in Spanish: Latin American Literatures and Cultures must complete at least 30 semester hours beyond the MA, choosing 2 of 4 concentrations. Students must take four courses in their primary field of concentration, three in the secondary field, and three in a field complementing the primary and secondary concentrations as a minor. In addition to these courses, students must regularly enroll in the Literatures and Cultures Colloquium and take courses in research methodology and literary theory and analysis if not completed for the MA program. Following the Candidacy Examination, students must take a minimum of 14 hours of Spanish 8999, "Research for Dissertation". They must also acquire/demonstrate reading knowledge of 2 languages besides Spanish and English. To advance and graduate, all must pass candidacy exams, propose, research, and write their dissertation, and pass a final oral exam.

PhD in Spanish: Hispanic Linguistics

The PhD in Spanish: Hispanic Linguistics program requires at least 36 semester hours beyond the MA. Students are required to have a primary  and secondary concentration, taking three courses in each, as well as three additional diversification courses and three courses in general/theoretical linguistics to complement the area of concentration. In addition to these courses, students must regularly enroll in the Hispanic Linguistics Colloquium. Following the Candidacy Examination, students must take a minimum of 14 hours of Spanish 8999, "Research for Dissertation". Additional language requirements include basic knowledge of patterns of Latin, advanced reading knowledge in a language other than Spanish or English, dictionary knowledge of an additional language. To advance and graduate, all must pass candidacy exams, propose, research, and write their dissertation, and pass a final oral exam.

PhD in Portuguese

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese is pleased to announce a new M.A. and Ph.D. program in the interdisciplinary study of the Portuguese-speaking world (Brazil, Portugal, Lusophone Africa and Lusophone Asia), with particular emphasis on the literatures and cultures of these regions.  The program emphasizes comparative connections not only among Portuguese-speaking regions, but also between Portuguese-speaking countries and other regions of the world, including Spanish America and Spain. 

Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization (GIS) in Latino/a Studies

The graduate specialization requires 10 credit hours as a minimum spread across three different courses, with 9 of those 10 credit hours taken outside the student's home unit. All students will be required to take the core course: CS 6425/SPAN 6705: Graduate Introduction to Latino Studies. From there, students will select one of three focus areas: Culture and Literature; History; and Social Issues. These focus areas will provide for a more guided experience within the GIS and highlight the scholarship fields of our faculty. Additional requirements include: at least 9 hours must be taken outside the student's home graduate program but may include cross-listed courses so long as the student enrolls in a department other than his/her own; at least 6 of the 10 hours must be at the 6000-level or above.

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