Romance Languages and Literatures

Main Contact Info

4108 Modern Languages Building
812 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1275

Phone: 734.764.5344
Fax: 734.764.8163

Email: rll.mailbox@umich.edu
Website: http://www.lsa.umich.edu/rll

The Career Center's Career Guide for Romance Languages and Literatures

Each Career Guide highlights curriculum requirements, as well as skills and abilities that may be developed and applied through each course of study. To complement the academic information, a range of interesting occupational opportunities are listed as a starting point for considering how academic experiences may translate to professional work settings. The Career Guide series represents a collaborative effort between The Career Center and numerous academic units.

RLL Advising

The Department offers majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish.  It offers minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

 Appointments are scheduled online: 
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL
or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

Languages Taught by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures +

Languages Taught by the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

French

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school or another college or university must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Please note that students may not take the French placement test more than one time. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level. For more information, visit the department website, www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/languageplacement.

Italian

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school or another college or university must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Please note that students may not take the Italian placement test more than one time. Beginners desiring to acquire proficiency at a faster pace are encouraged to enroll in ITALIAN 103, followed by ITALIAN 233. Students who choose this option can satisfy the language requirement only if they then receive credit for a more advanced course taught in Italian (ITALIAN 235 or higher). Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level. For more information, visit the department website, www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/languageplacement.

Portuguese

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school or another college or university must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Please note that students may not take the Portuguese placement test more than one time. To schedule a Portuguese placement text with the instructor, please contact the RLL main office at (734) 764-5344 for more information.

Spanish

Students who intend to continue a language begun in high school or another college or university must take the Placement Test to determine the language course in which they should enroll. Please note that students may not take the Spanish placement test more than one time. Students must check with the Course Coordinator for any exceptions to the Placement Test level. For more information, visit the department website, www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/languageplacement.

 

The Language Requirement for the A.B. or B.S. Degree.

Students who have previous training or experience in a particular language are required to take a placement test before electing a course in that language. Please note that students may not take the placement test in a particular language more than one time. Placement test information, including testing dates, are available on the department website at: www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/undergraduate/languageplacement

Students who demonstrate a fourth-term proficiency are certified to have fulfilled the LS&A language requirement. Other students are placed in courses according to their demonstrated degree of competence and satisfy the LS&A language requirement by successful completion of FRENCH 232, ITALIAN 232, PORTUG 232, SPANISH 232, or the equivalent. Students with previous background in or exposure to a Romance language are encouraged to continue study of that language through the freshman and sophomore years. The language requirement cannot be satisfied by out-of-residence credit which is elected after the student has begun degree enrollment in LS&A.

Language Resource Center

The Language Resource Center, in North Quad, provides students with a variety of materials and facilities designed to help them improve their command of foreign languages. Among the LRC's services for students are foreign language word-processing and other productivity software, computer-based applications for practicing grammar, vocabulary, comprehension and other skills, satellite-based television in many languages, foreign-language reference materials, publications, audio tapes, videos, and DVDs. There is also study space available so that students can work collaboratively on course projects or meet with instructors in the evenings. Courses offered by the department require regular use of Language Resource Center facilities. For more information, the Language Resource Center maintains a website, http://www.umich.edu/~langres.

 

Romance Languages and Literatures Departmental information

The Department offers courses in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romance linguistics, and Romance languages and cultures.


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