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Suggested Class Schedule

(Some deviation from this plan is allowed for different emphases.)

Thesis track Non-thesis track
Fall / First Semester Fall / First Semester
5302 Literary Theory and Research 3.0 5302 Literary Theory and Research 3.0
5359 Language Acquisition 3.0 5359 Language Acquisition 3.0
Literature 3.0 Literature 3.0
Spring / Second Semester Spring / Second Semester
5350 Intro to Romance Linguistics 3.0 5350 Intro to Romance Linguistics 3.0
Literature 3.0 Literature 3.0
Literature 3.0 Literature 3.0
Fall / Third Semester Fall / Third Semester
5V99 Thesis 3.0 Literature 3.0
Literature 3.0 Literature 3.0
Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0
Spring / Fourth Semester Spring / Fourth Semester
5V99 Thesis 3.0 5351 History of Spanish Language 3.0
5351 History of Spanish Language 3.0 Literature 3.0
Elective 3.0 Elective 3.0

Thesis Track Option
Students anticipating going on for the doctorate should seriously consider writing a thesis. Thesis topics and advisors should be chosen at the end of the second semester. Theses must be defended early in the fourth semester. Passing theses are evaluated as those passing with distinction, excellence, or satisfactory.

Comprehensive Exam Requirement
All students, whether thesis track or not, must pass four comprehensive exams. Comprehensive exams are given in four areas. Three are required of all students: 1) Linguistics, 2) Latin American Literature, and 3) Spanish Literature of the Golden Age. The fourth exam students may choose between Spanish Medieval Literature and Spanish Literature of the 19th and 20th Centuries. Exams are given in April. Passing comprehensive exams are evaluated as those passing with distinction, excellence or simply passing.

Foreign Language Requirement
Students must demonstrate intermediate level proficiency in a second romance language. Proficiency options are available at  http://www.baylor.edu/mfl/index.php?id=11686