Middlebury Language School Graduate Programs

 

MA Program Tracks

Students are informed of their placement level in their acceptance packets. Requirements for the MA for students accepted to candidacy are as follows.

Summer of application (must be completed on the Vermont campus):

• one language course at the proper placement level
Literary Theory or Literary Analysis course
• a third course, selected from the offerings in culture and civilization, literature, or professional preparation areas. Students placed at 6501 must take 6505 as the third course.

All candidates for the MA degree are required to take the following courses:

• two courses in Spanish or Latin American civilization and culture
• three language/linguistics courses
• 6560 Literary Analysis
• three literature courses (6560 may not be counted as one of these)
• three electives (candidates preparing for a teaching career are advised to take at least one course in the area of professional preparation)
• starting with the summer of 2012, students will be required to write a paper for assessment purposes.

Within the framework of the above requirements, students may opt for one of the following four tracks, in order to construct a program that reflects their academic interests and career goals:

1) A specialization in literature. Candidates preparing for a doctoral program in literary studies are advised to follow this track:
• two courses in civilization and culture
• three courses in language/linguistics
• one 6560 course
• six courses in literature

2) A concentration in teaching methodology and professional preparation. Candidates preparing for a high school teaching career are advised to follow this track:
• two courses in civilization and culture
• three courses in language/linguistics
• one 6560 course
• three courses in literature
• three courses in professional preparation

3) A specialization in linguistics.
• two courses in civilization and culture
• three courses in literature
• one 6560 course
• six courses in linguistics

4) A generalist focus.
• two courses in civilization and culture
• three courses in language/linguistics
• one 6560 course
• three courses in literature
• three elective courses distributed across the various fields

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