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The Romance languages all derive from the Latin spoken in
different parts of the Roman Empire. Courses in French, Spanish,
Italian, and Portuguese lead students to an understanding of the
language when spoken or written, and allow them to read and
appreciate a nation's literature. At all stages of instruction,
students may deepen their linguistic sensibilities and expand their
horizons by studying, through a Romance language, a civilization
different from but connected to their own.
French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin American Studies are considered
strong Liberal Arts concentrations; they are well regarded by
employers and by graduate and professional schools. In recent years
the Department's senior majors have entered such diverse fields as
banking, business, medicine, and teaching. Several are employed by
international firms; others have gone on to law, medical, or
business schools. Those electing to continue their study of Romance
Languages are frequently admitted to the most prestigious graduate
programs. Recent surveys by government agencies, private
foundations, and the popular press reveal a growing need for teachers of
foreign languages, literatures, and civilizations at both the
secondary and the university levels. Entry-level salaries are
rapidly improving, and the human rewards are great.
The Department of Romance Languages is committed to educating
students in the corresponding languages and cultures, both at home
and abroad. Students should acquire fluency in at least one Romance
language and have a firm grasp of the literatures of its countries
or regions, as well as an understanding of the role those
literatures play and have played in the broader dialogue between
cultures, arts and societies.
Full-time Lecturer of Italian
Meet our new Faculty!
Issue 79 of the RCLL on
Ecocrítica en América Latina
New Faculty Publications >
"La forme-essai dans Nadja de Breton"
Professor Patrick Née
Wed., October 29, 2014
Olin Center, 002
Offered in conjunction with FR 191-A. Other students and colleagues welcome.
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The Fall 2014 Gifford Lecture
"Territoires du féminin dans Capitale de la douleur de Paul Eluard"
Marie-Anninck Gervais-Zaninger, Université de Nancy 2
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014
Cabot Center, 7th floor lobby
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