Department of

Romance Languages & Literatures

In the Classroom

Our Programs

The department offers majors and minors in French, Italian, and Spanish. You can also choose a major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

At Hofstra

The Student Experience

The department offers you the resources and opportunities you need to extend and enhance your education.

About the Department

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, and media.

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Your Future

Career Potential

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers broad and focused instruction in writing, critical thinking, and research, and helps you develop an understanding and appreciation for cultures outside the U.S.  These skills are valuable for careers in a wide range of businesses, government, and not-for-profit jobs.

Contact the Department

Our Office

Lynne Murray
Senior Executive Secretary                                                                                                                         

338 Calkins Hall
Phone: 516-463-5140
Fax: 515-463-2310


Department Chair

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