We’ve had a busy few weeks in the department, even if we haven’t been there. One of the largest freshman classes in the University’s history recently completed its fall registration process, and this led to a frenzy of activity as we had to open several new sections of Spanish to accommodate the burgeoning numbers. While our numbers in Spanish are unprecedented, enrollments in French, Italian, and Portuguese likewise are running strong, with long waiting lists in some of our sections. Our terrific faculty will be busy come August with classrooms full of students ready to tackle the language of their choice.
RLL offers vibrant programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Our language classes have long been popular with undergraduates, including those interested in international travel and those who anticipate a global dimension to their future careers. All of our classes focus on culture writ large: we study great texts, and we do so with an eye to gender roles, traditions, communities, individual freedom, social obligations, and many other topics of critical importance today. We offer concentrations in French, Italian, and Spanish, as well as a composite major in Romance Languages, and courses in introductory Portuguese. Our Ph.D. programs in French and Spanish are comprehensive and designed to prepare careers in academia, with a focus on research and teaching. ...read more