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Program Name: M.A. and Dr. Degres in Department of Spanish
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Institution: Western Michigan University
Address: 420 Sprau Tower
Western Michigan University
City: Kalamazoo
Zip/Postal Code: 49008-5338
State/Province: Michigan
Country: USA
Contact Person: Irma López, Chair

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Phone: (269) 387-3014
Linguistic Subfield(s): General Linguistics
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: The Department of Spanish at Western Michigan University offers both a master of arts degree and a doctor of philosophy degree in Spanish. These student-centered advanced degrees enable students to deepen and extend their knowledge of literatures, cultures, and linguistics in the Hispanic world. The course work is designed to introduce students to the broad field of Hispanic studies while at the same time enabling them to plan an individualized course of learning centered around their areas of special interest. Since its inception in 1988, the M.A. program has successfully attracted participants from the Caribbean, Central and South America, Mexico, and Spain, as well as the United States.
Available Financial Aid: Currently there are over forty students in the M.A. program, many of whom hold teaching assistantships. Great care is given in preparing and monitoring the classroom performance of students in assistantship roles. With the guidance and encouragement of department master teachers, assistants often profit as much from their teaching experience as they do from their own course work.
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