Requirements

Ph.D. Requirements

Basic degree requirements

  • 10 seminars (30 credits) in Spanish Section of the RL&L department.
  • 1 seminar (3 credits) Introduction to Critical Theory.
  • 1 course (3 credits) and practicum in Teaching Methods.
  • 3 seminars in other fields or directed independent study.
    • [NB: For advanced students and those arriving with an MA, the above course load may be reduced, decided by petition on a case-by-case basis.]
  • 15 dissertation credits (writing the dissertation).
  • Comprehensive Exam (after the first year).
  • Defense of the dissertation proposal (by the fifth semester or earlier).
  • Defense of the doctoral dissertation (by the end of the tenth semester or earlier).
  • 2021 PhD Guidelines
  • Graduate Students Request To Teach Literature Courses

 

M.A. Requirements

The M.A. in Spanish requires

Sample Curriculum 

The following is an example course of study for an M.A. student at Notre Dame.

First Year

Fall Semester
  • Introduction to Critical Theory.
  • Methods: Second-language Acquisition.
  • Teaching practicum.
  • Seminar in literary and cultural studies (see future courses listed on the site).
Spring Semester
  • 3 Seminars in literary and cultural studies (see future courses listed on the site).
Summer

Write the M.A. exam.

Second Year

Fall Semester
  • 3 Seminars in literary and cultural studies (see future courses listed on the site).
Spring Semester
  • 2 Seminars in literary and cultural studies (see future courses listed on the site).
  • M.A. exam defense.