Master in Humanities

General Objective

To achieve a high-level and updated training in the field of philosophy of culture, linguistics and semiotics, as well as in Hispanic-American literature, which are now becoming relevant to the contemporary society. Also, to open new possibilities of doing works and studies that respond to the community interests and provide a new challenge in the professional work. This program attempts to make room to proposals about new connections and approaches to contemporary culture that thus contribute to the improvement of our society.



Admission Profile

The applicants for admission to the Master in Humanities must fulfill the following characteristics:


» Reading Habit
» Oral and Writing skills
» Preference to humanistic studies
» To have critical sense
» Research interest
» To be sensitive to environmental problems
» To have a broad cultural knowledge
» To have social commitment
» To be open to plurality of ideas


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Graduate Profile

The graduate will be able to:


» Demonstrate language, verbal, written communication, literary analysis and creation proficiency in the fields of the Master in Humanities.
» Manage theories and current approaches depending on the selected field.
» Perform in society as a reflexive, critical and analytic individual.
» Design and take part in high quality projects in the fields of the Master.
» Design research in the Master’s chosen field.
» To foster and promote a humanistic culture in public and private institutions.
» To have cultural knowledge of theoretical-methodological tools to do philosophical, linguistic and literary research in the different manifestations of culture.
» Ability to analyze, give value and elaborate philosophical, literary and linguistic texts.
» Reconstruct and interpret reality from the literary, linguistic and philosophical approaches with an ethical, critical and social sense.



First Semester
General Training Courses (Core Curriculum)


» Research Project design
» Semiotics and linguistics
» Philosophy of culture
» Hispanic-American literature


Second Semester


» Contemporary culture
» Discursive-Semiotic analysis
» Interpretation theories


Training in the Hispanic-American Literature Field     

Third Semester


» Theory and literary criticism
» Mexican literature
» Specialization seminar I
» Line of research I


Fourth Semester


» Literature of Chihuahua
» Specialization seminar II
» Line of research II


Training in the Linguistics and Semiotics Field  
Third Semester


» Lingustic analysis model
» Specialization seminar I (applied linguistic or semiotics)
» Specialization seminar II (applied linguistics or semiotics)
» Line of research I.

Fourth Semester


» Specialization seminar III (applied linguistic or semiotics)
» Specialization seminar IV (applied linguistic or semiotics)
» Line of research II


Training in the Philosophy of Culture Field    
Third Semester


» Filosofía latinoamericana.

» Análisis filosófico de la cultura.

» Seminario de especialización I.

» Línea de la investigación I.


Fourth Semester


» Philosophy of culture in Mexico
» Specialization seminar II
» Line of research II





» Contemporary Mexican narrative
» Contemporary Mexican theater
» Contemporary Spanish narrative
» Drama genre theory
» XX century Latin-American essay
» XX century Mexican novel
» “Novela de la tierra”, novel of the Mexican Revolution and the boom.
» XX century Spanish theater
» Spanish novel (1900-1925)
» Contemporary Hispanic-American literature: novel, short story and essay.
» Children’s literature
» Literature of Chihuahua and political history of Chihuahua





» Hermeneutics and rhetoric
» Ethics
» Philosophical anthropology
» Art and body
» Ethics (Aristotle, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Levinas)
» Hermeneutics (Heidegger and Gadamer)
» Philosophy of culture
» Political philosophy
» Philosophy of communication and media
» Public sphere, violence and otherness




» Gender, discourse and power
» Descriptive linguistics
» Semiolinguistics (intersubjective communication)




» Graduate admission application
» A bachelor’s degree
» Professional License
» Bachelor’s degree official transcript
» Bachelor’s degree minimum average of 8.0
» Ceneval Test “EXANI III”
» English Language accreditation
» Physical Examination (from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua)
» Two small size photographs
» Recent Birth Certificate
» Updated resume
» 3 recommendation letters
» To present a research draft consistent with the lines of research of the master’s degree.
» Availability to attend from Monday to Friday, from 18:00 to 21:00 hrs.


All documents must be submitted original and 2 letter-size copies.