The department of Romance Languages and Literatures houses programs in FRENCH, ITALIAN, ITALIAN STUDIES , SPANISH, and LATIN AMERICAN AND CARIBBEAN STUDIES (LACS)
Our programs are designed to make students competent in language and culture, and the courses we offer merge the study of language with the study of literature, popular culture, film, arts, music, politics, media... Check our programs below.
A major or minor in French, Italian or Spanish may complement any other area of study and enhance your career profile.
Fluency in another language and another culture is a great professional asset in fields such as broadcasting, journalism, marketing, public relations, art and fashion design, publishing, health, food and hospitality, education, and many other areas.
A 2017 report on the The Growing Importance of Foreign Language Skills in the U.S. Job Market estimates that by 2020, proficiency in more than one language will be among the most important skills a job seeker can have, and research has also shown that foreign language skills can lead to enhanced job opportunities and higher wages for today’s workers.
If you join the department of Romance Languages and Literatures you will be joining a diverse group of faculty and students. Visit us in Calkins 338.