M.A. in Bilingual Journalism
About the Program
This program is offered by the School of Journalism in collaboration with the Center of Latin American Studies, the Department of Mexican American Studies and the Department of Spanish & Portuguese.
The skills-oriented curriculum includes writing, multimedia and on-the-street reporting for print, television and online media serving communities in southern Arizona. Those interested in the professional emphasis program are expected to demonstrate outstanding English and writing skills because of the rigor of the assignments and the expectation that after graduation they may begin working immediately in a news organization.
The program typically requires four semesters for full-time students. Students also can enroll part-time.
You must complete a minimum of 33 units to earn a master’s degree in Bilingual Journalism. This includes four required courses, a bilingual internship or multimedia project, and a choice of six electives. Most electives allow you to specialize in your choice of an area of interest. These electives can be selected from Journalism, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies or Spanish & Portuguese.
No 400-level credits will be accepted toward graduate degrees. All course work will be based on graduate-level work. Credits earned in the 500-level section of a co-convened course (400/500) will be accepted toward graduate degrees.
Required Courses (15 units)
- Complete four courses (12 units)
- Complete either a bilingual internship or multimedia project (3 units)
- Complete 18 units.
- Some courses are offered only occasionally.
- Choose electives in Journalism, Latin American Studies, Mexican American Studies and Spanish & Portuguese.
Recommended Journalism Electives
Other Journalism Electives
LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES ELECTIVES
LAS 500: Introduction to Latin American Studies
LAS 505: Sabores de Mexico: From Farm to Table
LAS 505A: Colony to Nation to the 21st Century: Politics and Culture in Chilean History
LAS 518: Southwest Land and Society
LAS 542: Natural Resources and the Law in the Spanish Borderlands of North America
LAS 545: Democratization in Latin America: Advances and Setbacks
LAS 550: Qualitative Research Methods in Latin America
LAS 560: Film and Feminism in Latin America
LAS 562: Special Topics in Contemporary Latin America
LAS 565Z: History of Central America
LAS 567: Twentieth-Century Latin America
LAS 568: Studies in Latin American Music
LAS 569: Gender and Sexuality in Latin American History
LAS 570: The Feminization of Migration: Global Perspectives
LAS 595A: Latin American Studies
LAS 595C: Contemporary Issues in Latin America
LAS 595D: Latin American Studies Special Topics
MEXICAN AMERICAN STUDIES ELECTIVES
MAS 505: Traditional Indian Medicine: Health, Healing and Well Being
MAS 508: The Mexican-American: A Cultural Perspective
MAS 509: Mexican Immigration
MAS 510: Socio-Cultural Determinants of Health
MAS 525: Latino Health Disparities
MAS 530: Latina/o Adolescence
MAS 535: Mexican Traditional Medicine: An Overview of Indigenous Curing Cultures
MAS 565: Critical Race Theories for Policy and Practice
MAS 566: Decolonial Chicana Theory
MAS 570: The Feminization of Migration: Global Perspectives
MAS 575: The Education of Latinas/Latinos
MAS 585: Mexicana/Chicana Women’s History
MAS 587: Chicana Gender Perspectives
MAS 595A: Special Topics in Mexican American Studies
MAS 580A: Advanced Research Methods
SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE ELECTIVES
SPAN 501: Introduction to Hispanic Studies
SPAN 565D: History of Spain: Contemporary
SPAN 574: Language in the Mexican American Experience
SPAN 574: Heritage Language Research
SPAN 585: Introduction to Translation Studies
SPAN 696B: Spanish American Literature
SPAN 696D: Hispanic Linguistics
POR 503: Contemporary Luso-Brazilian Literature
POR 530: Brazilian Civilization
POR 540: Portuguese Phonetics and Phonology
POR 552: Introduction to Portuguese Linguistics
POR 597: Advanced intensive Portuguese and Brazilian Culture
POR 696M: Gender, Sexuality and International Migration