Romance Languages and Literatures Departmental information

The Department offers courses in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Romance linguistics, and Romance languages and cultures. The primary goals of the undergraduate program are:

  1. mastery of the language;
  2. an understanding and interpretation of Romance literatures and cultures; and
  3. preparation for teaching or other careers requiring specialized linguistic knowledge and skill.

The study of a second language expands the outlook and interests of the educated citizen. By providing insight into the social and intellectual life of other peoples, language study fosters humanistic attitudes and cultivates a spirit of tolerance and understanding.

Students supplement their training in classes by use of the Language Resource Center facilities and by participation in extra-curricular language activities.


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