Master's Degree in Humanities


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Program Description

Program name: Master of Arts
Key DGP: 211509
Normal period to graduate: 4 semesters
Credits: 100
Degree that confers: Master in Humanities
Campus where it is offered: Hermosillo

Program description

General purpose

The Master in Humanities of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division is an academic program whose general objective is to train high level researchers that contribute to the generation of basic and applied knowledge in the diverse areas of the humanistic disciplines, promoting the convergence and interaction of the humanities with other sciences and disciplines.

Specific objectives

  • Consolidate the humanist perspective in the reflection and / or solution of social and cultural problems in the regional and national environment.
  • Promote interdisciplinarity in the area of Humanities in the regional and national environment.
  • Develop research in the area of Humanities at the Universidad de Sonora .
  • Consolidate the capabilities of self-learning.
  • Achieve a real flexibility, that fit the investigative and intellectual needs of the students.
  • Encourage the analysis and resolution of humanistic problems from the specificities of their specific approaches.
  • Consolidate and / or exceed the quality standards of research in the humanities area.
  • Integrate the various participants of the training process in the achievement of competitive quality standards.

What Will Your Competencies Be When You Finish The Program?

Egress Profile

The graduates of the Postgraduate programs in Humanities of the Universidad de Sonora will possess the competences and aptitudes to:

  • Design and direct research projects on empirical or conceptual problems of some of the humanities areas in Higher Education Institutions and Centers.
  • Disseminate the results of their research in academic and outreach forums: Write and present papers, conferences and workshops in specialized forums in any of the disciplines of the Humanities or related areas.
  • Evaluate and dictate projects and research programs in the humanities area as well as high level publications.
  • Train human resources at the undergraduate and postgraduate level (masters).
  • Direct research groups in disciplines of the Humanities.
  • Form human personnel in some of the disciplines of the Humanities.
  • Train independent researchers
  • Part of the relevance not only local but also regional and international of the graduate in Humanities of the Humanities and Fine Arts Division is that it promotes the development of three fundamental skills in the scientific endeavor:
    • The handling of information, which in no way implies a simple accumulation of data, but the exercise of searches that are based on the semantic organization, logical and critical say, of contents.
    • The development of reflection skills, what is known as "learning to learn" or in other models such as "critical reasoning", which also requires mental maps that involve the structuring of contents.
    • The oral and written expression of the results of mental processes.


Curricular map


List Of Subjects

  • Research and Thesis Seminar I
  • Research and Thesis Seminar II
  • Research and Thesis III Seminar
  • Thesis Advance Seminar I
  • Research and Thesis IV Seminar
  • Thesis II Advance Seminar
  • Thesis

Optional assignatures

  • Methods of Teaching Second Language / Foreign Language
  • Research in Pedagogy of L2 / LE
  • Literary Hermeneutics
  • Investigation methodology
  • Literary Semiotics
  • Theory and Phonological Analysis I
  • Semantics of Preaching I
  • Syntactic Complexity
  • Generative Syntax
  • Literary Semantics
  • Text and Speech
  • Esthetic
  • Art and Postmodernity
  • General Didactics
  • Theory of Literary Themes
  • Theory and Syntactic Analysis
  • Theory and Morphological Analysis
  • Application of Linguistics to the Teaching of L2 / LE
  • Application of Psycholinguistics to the Teaching of L2 / LE
  • Application of Sociolinguistics to the Teaching of L2 / LE
  • Design of Materials for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • Design of L2 / LE Programs
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • Foreign Language Teaching Programming Evaluation
  • Observation in the Classroom and Supervision
  • Discipline Introduction Seminar
  • Administration and Development of L2 / LE Programming
  • Description Phonetics and Teaching the L2 / LE Pronunciation
  • Description Grammar and Teaching the Grammar of the L2 / LE
  • Lexical Description and Teaching the Vocabulary of the L2 / LE
  • Speech and Argumentation
  • Ethics
  • Philosophy of science
  • Cultural Philosophy
  • Modern and Contemporary Philosophy
  • Cultural History
  • History of culture
  • Philosophical Hermeneutics
  • Research Methodology: Epistemology and Science
  • Information and Communication Technology in the Teaching of LE
  • Studies on Interlengua
  • Theories of Acquisition of L2 / LE
  • Literature and Education
  • Arts Research Topics
  • Contemporary Social Thought
  • Selected Topics of Arts Research
  • Qualitative Research in Teaching L2 / LE
  • Aesthetics Topics
  • Intercultural Behavior and Language Teaching
  • Quantitative Research in the Teaching of L2 / LE
  • Recursive Approaches in Language Acquisition
  • Psycholinguistics and Grammar
  • Topics in Grammar, Pragmatics and Linguistic Change

Lines of generation and / or application of knowledge of the program.

  • Linguistic Studies
  • Studies on Written Language
  • Integral Architecture Studies
  • Arts Studies
  • Studies on the Teaching of Foreign Languages

Academic Core

First name


Dr. Albert Álvarez González

Dr. Rosa María Ortíz Ciscomani

Dr. María Teresa Alessi Molina

Dr. José Manuel Ochoa de la Torre

Dr. Irene Marincic Lovriha

Dr. María Guadalupe Alpuche Cruz

Dr. Francisco González Gaxiola

Dr. Constantino Martínez Fabián

Dr. Patricia del Carmen Guerrero de la Llata

Dr. Gerardo Francisco Bobadilla Encinas

Dr. María Rita Plancarte Martínez

Dr. Rosario Fortino Corral Rodríguez

Dr. José Luis Ramírez Romero

Dr. Nolvia Ana Cortez Román

Dr. Elena Desirée Castillo Zaragoza

Dr. Elva Nora Pamplón Irigoyen

Dr. Diana Brenscheidt Genannt Jost

Dr. Arturo Valencia Ramos

Dr. Leonel De Gunther Delgado

Dr. Ana Lidia Munguia Duarte

Dra. Teresita Cabanillas Chávez

Mtra. Isabel Justina Barreras A.

Mtro. Juan Gerardo López Cruz

Dr. Luisa María Gutiérrez Sánchez

Mtra. Itzia Gabriela Barrera Alarcón

Dr. Glenda Bethina Yanes Ordiale

Dr. Jesús Abad Navarro Gálvez

Dr. Gabriel Osuna Osuna

Dr. Rosa María Burrola

Mtro. César Avilés Icedo

Mtra. Ana Bertha from the Vara Estrada

Mtra. María Edith Araoz Robles

Mtra. María del Rocío Terán Díaz Landa

Mtro. Fernando de Jesús Serrano Arias

Dr. Elizabeth Ruiz Esparza

Dr. María Rebeca Gutiérrez Estrada

Dr. Francisco Javier López Armendáriz

Dr. Marie-Dominique Venel

How to enter this postgraduate course?

Entry requirements

  • Original and copy of bachelor's degree.
  • Original and copy of the certificate of studies of the degree with a minimum average of 80 or its equivalent in other rating systems.
  • Original and copy of birth certificate.
  • Original and copy of the professional degree card.
  • Copy of the Single Registry of Population Registry (CURP).
  • Letter of exposition of motives where the objectives that pursues when carrying out the postgraduate studies are indicated.
  • Application for admission, accompanied by the curriculum vitae with supporting documents.
  • Two letters of recommendation from academics who know their background and experience.
  • Two copies of works produced by the applicant or, where appropriate, a copy of his thesis.
  • Letter of commitment to be an exclusive full-time student.
  • Interview with the Academic Committee of the graduate.
  • Proof of English language proficiency test (TOEFL) with a minimum of 450 and desirable of 550.
  • To present the National Exit Exam for the EXANI-III Graduate of CENEVAL with a minimum of 1000 points.

Admission profile

Attitudes and Values

  • Have discipline and work autonomy.
  • Have a vocation and experience in scientific, social or humanistic research activities.
  • Show humanistic and social sensitivity.
  • Show a responsible and respectful attitude towards society and the different human aspects.
  • Have an attitude of tolerance towards other human beings, their cultural manifestations and ways of thinking.
  • Show an ethical and honest attitude.


  • Proper management of computer programs, databases and the Internet.
  • Skills for reading comprehension.

What do you need to get the degree?

Qualification requirements

To obtain a master's degree, you must:

  • Approve the total credits and meet the other requirements established in the corresponding graduate program;
  • Proof of understanding a language other than Spanish, as established by the Academic Committee of the Postgraduate Program according to the study program.
  • Pass the examination of grade in the written phase and in the oral phase before a jury named ex profeso.
  • For the degree of doctor, to pass a general examination of knowledge in the case in which the graduate program contemplates it.
  • Comply with the provisions and requirements demanded by the School Services Office for the issuance of the degree.

Titration options

Thesis with a minimum length of 80 pages. The written work submitted to obtain the degree must first be approved by the Thesis or Tuition Committee. Have passed the oral defense examination of the degree work.

How much does it cost to study this postgraduate course?

Cost of the EXANI-III

The registration cost of applicants to enter the Universidad de Sonora is announced annually along with the first entry notice.

Registration and tuition fees

Students, when enrolling in any of the graduate programs, must cover the corresponding fees according to the current minimum wage in the city of Hermosillo, as established in the Quotas Regulation.

More reports

Dr. Ana Lidia Munguía Duarte
Program coordinator
Blvd. Luís Encinas y Rosales s / n Col. Centro, CP 83000, Building 3A. Hermosillo, Sonora.
Tel: 52 (662) 4548405
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Last updated Mar 2020

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