Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: March 2, 2020
Date of Second Reading: March 30, 2020
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of International Letters and Cultures – for the establishment of a graduate degree – PhD in Spanish Linguistics
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: The Spanish Linguistics PhD prepares students for entrance into the academic profession (teachers and scholars) as well as for professions outside of academia. This degree offers advanced interdisciplinary graduate training that combines key areas in second language acquisition and teaching, applied linguistics, heritage language research and pedagogy, sociolinguistics, and bilingualism. By providing advanced training in interdisciplinary fields within the broad area of Spanish Linguistics, students will receive well-rounded academic preparation.