Romance Languages & Literatures

About Us

Mission Statement

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is dedicated to the transmission, preservation, analysis, and interpretation of knowledge in scholarship and creative works related to the languages, literatures, and cultures of those peoples whose principal mode of expression is a romance language, specifically French, Italian, and Spanish. The Department prepares students for the baccalaureate in French, Italian, and Spanish; for teacher certification in French, Italian, and Spanish; for undergraduate minors in French, Italian, and Spanish.

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Learning Goals and Objectives

In the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, we teach a variety of different courses to different constituents of the student body. Accordingly, the goals we set vary depending on the type of students – majors and minors; students fulfilling the language requirement; students fulfilling various distribution requirements. What follow are the various learning goals and objectives that correspond to the wide array of courses we teach in French, Italian, and Spanish.

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