University Catalog 2023-2024

Foreign Language and Literature (MA): Spanish Language and Literature Concentration

Master of Art Degree Requirements

Core Courses12
Linguistic Structure of Spanish
Survey of Hispanic Literature and Culture
College Teaching of Foreign Languages
Special Project in Spanish
Elective Courses18
Select a minimum of three of the following courses:
Spanish Applied Linguistics
Spanish Language Change and Variation
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology
Spanish in the United States
History of Spanish Language
Don Quixote
The Cultural Production of Spanish Democracy
Spanish Environmental Cultural Studies
The Latin American Avant-Garde
The Sixties in Latin America
The Latin American Novel
Seminar in Hispanic Studies
Special Topics in Spanish
Additional elective courses are approved in conjunction with the academic committee to meet the 30 total credit hours
Total Hours30

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Degree Requirements

The Accelerated Bachelors/Master’s (ABM) degree program allows exceptional undergraduate students at NC State an opportunity to complete the requirements for both the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at an accelerated pace. These undergraduate students may double count up to 12 credits and obtain a non-thesis Master’s degree in the same field within 12 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree, or obtain a thesis-based Master’s degree in the same field within 18 months of completing the Bachelor’s degree.

This degree program also provides an opportunity for the Directors of Graduate Programs (DGPs) at NC State to recruit rising juniors in their major to their graduate programs. However, permission to pursue an ABM degree program does not guarantee admission to the Graduate School. Admission is contingent on meeting eligibility requirements at the time of entering the graduate program.


Full Professors

  • Gregory A. Dawes
  • Thomas P. Feeny
  • Michael D. Garval
  • Hector A. Jaimes
  • Dudley Michael Marchi
  • Jorge Mari
  • James Casimir Michnowicz
  • Jose Agustin Pasten

Associate Professors

  • Mark Anthony Darhower
  • Jeffrey Scott Despain
  • Shelley E. Garrigan
  • Larysa Anna Mykyta
  • Rebecca Ellen Ronquest
  • Valerie Ann Wust

Assistant Professors

  • Johanna Montlouis-Gabriel
  • Monica Velez

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Laura K. Call
  • Mary Michaels Estrada
  • Jillian S. Haeseler
  • Alison McGlinn Turner

Emeritus Faculty

  • Michele M. Magill
  • Yvonne B. Rollins
  • Mary Ann Witt

Teaching Assistant Professors

  • Mireille Henneton
  • Tatiana Kozhanova

Senior Lecturer

  • Jennifer Anne Despain