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Summer Academic Program in Mexico: July 3-30,2008

The four-week academic program will be held in Morelia, the glorious capital of the Mexican state of Michoacán. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 due to its many well-preserved colonial buildings, pristine Morelia is known for its impressive cathedral, a beautiful aqueduct, its renowned university, and a vibrant cultural life downtown that is unspoiled by foreign tourists.

Graduate students will have the opportunity to take course offerings in linguistics, literature, and civilization and culture. The cost of the program ($4,350) will include the following for the 13-day cultural tour: hotel rooms (double occupancy/two daily meals), ground transportation within Mexico (excluding to and from airport), museum and Ballet Folklórico tickets, and tour guides. The cost also includes the one-month homestay in Morelia (food and lodging) and six units of semester credit (two classes).

Note: Students enrolled in the civilization and culture classes will study a list of Mexicana during the first part of the tour and will be tested on it, thus completing one of the three culture units.

Course Offerings

Upper Division Courses

Spanish 123: Spanish Peninsular Literature (Faculty)

Spanish 130: Contemporary Mexican Literature (Prof. Arturo Morales)

Spanish 196G:
Hispanic Humor (Dr. Jorge A. Santana)

Spanish 199: Special Problems (Faculty)

Graduate Courses

Spanish 201C: Contrastive Grammatical Structures of Spanish and English
Prerequisites: LING 130, SPAN 102, SPAN 103, or equivalents (Dr. Edward Baranowski)

Spanish 220D: Graduate Seminar in Spanish Literature (Faculty)

Spanish 224D: Spanish-American literature, 1945-Present (Dr. Mario Blanc)

Spanish 250D: Civilization and Culture of Mexico (Prof. Arturo Morales)

Spanish 299: Special Problems (Faculty)

Spanish 500: Culminating Experience: Completion of a thesis, project or comprehensive examination. Prerequisite: Advancement to candidacy and permission of the graduate coordinator.
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Units: Program fees include 0-6 units of academic credit transferable to most accredited universities. Students may enroll in an additional three units of course work at a cost of $225 per unit payable to Sacramento State. A maximum of nine units may be earned overall, but no more than two 200-level courses can be taken in a given summer.


For questions regarding the Master of Arts in Spanish Program, contact:

Dr. Edward Baranowski
Coordinator, Spanish Master’s Program
(916) 278-6336


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