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Hispanic Studies

Degrees Offered: Ph.D., M.A.

Members

Professor

R. De Grandis.

Associate Professors

R. Alvarez-Moreno, J. Beasley-Murray, K. Beauchesne, M. S. Fernández Utrera.

Assistant Professors

A. Casas Aguilar, S. Navarro Ortega, A. Santos, G. Zhang.

Program Overview

The graduate program in Hispanic Studies offers opportunities for advanced study in the literatures of Spain and Spanish America, leading to the Ph.D and to the M.A. (with or without thesis).

The UBC Library has extensive holdings in all areas of Hispanic studies, with particularly strong holdings in periodicals and Latin-American studies, in both Spanish and Portuguese. The Department has a reading room for graduate students, containing basic texts, scholarly collections, and reference works.

The program makes available a list of courses to be offered as early as possible, usually in February of the preceding academic year.

Doctor of Philosophy

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the Ph.D. degree program normally possess an M.A. degree in Hispanic Studies or a related area, with clear evidence of research ability or potential. Transfer from the M.A. to the Ph.D. program is permitted under regulations set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies.

Program Requirements

The Ph.D. program consists of coursework and successful completion of a qualifying examination and candidacy examinations and the PhD thesis proposal defence. The major requirement for the Ph.D. is completion of a research dissertation meeting the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies requirements. See the Program for graduate regulations.

Master of Arts

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the M.A. degree program normally possess a B.A. degree in Hispanic Studies or a related area, and must meet the general admission requirements for master's degree programs set by the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

Program Requirements

There are two options for the M.A.:

  • M.A. with Thesis. This option requires 24 credits of coursework, up to 3 of which may be drawn from 400-level undergraduate courses in Spanish, and a 6-credit thesis followed by a an oral thesis defense.
  • Course-based M.A. This option requires 30 credits of coursework, up to 3 of which may be drawn from 400-level undergraduate courses in Spanish.

Contact Information

Department of French, Hispanic and Italian Studies
797-1873 East Mall
Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z1
Tel: 604.822.0016
Fax: 604.822.6675
Email: fhis.grad@ubc.ca
Web: www.fhis.ubc.ca
Carol Schoenfeld, Graduate Student Support

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