The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures offers two options leading to the M.A. degree in Languages, Literatures and Cultures with specializations in French, German, and Spanish. Although the two options differ in scope and emphasis, a core of required courses common to both stresses the development and enhancement of linguistic, research, and critical skills. Both options are designed to meet the needs of students who wish to pursue advanced studies in a foreign language and its literary and broad cultural manifestations as one of the liberal arts. Both options are also designed to serve students who, for professional reasons, seek to continue their studies for eventual admission to a doctoral program or to meet specific career objectives in the private, governmental, or academic sectors.
- Departmental MA: selective focus on literature, language, and culture
- Interdiscplinary MA: language, literature and culture as well as another field in the humanities
- Joint MA: combination of a Foreign Language and Literatures M.A. and an English M.A. (TESL)
MA Application Checklist
French Core Reading List
Spanish Core Reading List
German Core Reading List
Canastas - Graduate Journal
For questions about the graduate program, please contact the Graduate Coordinator: Frédérique Grim
Graduates from the M.A. program in Foreign Languages and Literatures have gone forth into teaching careers at high schools and institutions of higher learning in Colorado and many other states, with employment as instructors and lecturers. Others have entered or successfully completed Ph.D. programs at such universities as Princeton, Penn State, University of Arizona, University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and UT-Austin. Still others completed another M.A. in a second field, or have taken employment in the private sector such as the computer industry, or pursued careers in creative work such as translating, editing, writing, and acting.
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“Graduate Student Exchange at the Universidade da Coruña, Spain” for 2010-11.
Starting next Academic year, 2010-2011, the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures will begin an exchange of Graduate students with Universidade da Coruña, Spain. First year Graduate students interested in the program will submit a research proposal. The Graduate Studies Committee will choose the best candidate. Information concerning deadlines and format will be posted soon. The student selected will reside for a whole academic year in A Coruña and teach English courses, depending on the needs of the Department of English (Departamento de Filoloxía Inglesa), while completing his/her research project. This year will count as a year off from the M.A. Program at CSU. For more information, please contact Dr. Pedrós-Gascón, Assistant Professor of Spanish, Antonio.Pedros-Gascon@ColoState.edu