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Romance Languages and Literatures

In this era of globalization and mass communication, the exchange of knowledge and commodities is fast becoming dependent on the ability to communicate in more than one language.

Students in Hofstra University's Department of Romance Languages and Literatures learn in small classes from a nurturing faculty, who have been educated at the most prestigious universities in the United States, Europe and Latin American and have mastered the language they teach at the native level. The Department offers programs in:

French Major | French Minor | Courses

Italian Major | Minor in Italian and Italian American Studies | Courses

Spanish Major | Spanish Minor | Courses

Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The expertise of the faculty and the breadth of subject matter covered by the department are not limited to language. There are courses available in subjects like:

  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Cultural Studies
  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies
  • LGBT Studies
  • Feminism

Fluency in one of the languages our department offers can be a great professional asset in a number of different fields, including education, broadcasting, journalism, art and fashion design, publishing, aeronautics, medicine, computer science, food and hospitality and many other industries.

A major or minor in Romance Languages and Literatures may complement any other area of study. Hofstra's close proximity to New York City enriches the curriculum and provides incomparable opportunities for internships and experiential learning programs. Students may also consider taking advantage of the Study Abroad opportunities we offer during the Winter and Summer intercessions. More information on those may be found at hofstra.edu/studyabroad.

Contact Information

Maria J. Anastasio
Department Chair
326A Calkins Hall
(516) 463-5504
Fax: (516) 463-2310

Lynn Murray
Senior Executive Secretary
338 Calkins Hall
(516) 463-5140
Fax: (516) 463-2310