Enhance your understanding of language and culture.

You’ll find the course offerings in the Department of Romance Studies both intellectually exciting and extremely useful. The breadth of our course offerings will give you the range of knowledge and perspectives you need to grasp the nuances and complexities of a variety of cultures in an increasingly globalized world.

Our vision on diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism

French and Francophone Studies

Designed to teach you to express yourself clearly and effectively in French, the program in French and Francophone Studies also acquaints you with the depth and breadth of literary and cultural expression in French.

Hispanic Studies

Promoting not only communication skills, Hispanic Studies encourages you to explore cultural contexts and texts to lead to a broad understanding of issues facing Hispanic communities. 

Italian Studies

An interdisciplinary minor, Italian Studies enables those who wish to extend their study beyond language to areas of Italian literature, history, film, art history and music. You may also petition for an Independent Major to further expand your Italian studies.