Department of Romance Languages and Literatures

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures embraces multiple disciplinary and linguistic traditions reflecting the theoretical diversity of our fields. We offer graduate programs in French, Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Studies, and Italian. We also provide a number of configurations for undergraduate study, including majors and minors in the languages, literatures, and cultures of Italy, France and the Francophone world, and Iberia and Latin America.

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Recent News

  • Starting in Autumn 2021, RLL is expanding its language course offerings to Haitian Kreyol. Kreyol for Speakers of French I and II are offered in Autumn 2021 and Winter 2022, repectively. In Spring 2022, Francophone Caribbean Culture and Society will provide students with an interdisciplinary survey of the culture of the contemporary Francophone Caribbean.

  • Veronica Vegna Wins Pedagogy Award

    Veronica Vegna, Senior Instructional Professor in Italian and Director of the Italian Language Program, has been awarded the Humanities Division's 2021 Janel M. Mueller Award for Excellence in Pedagogy. 

    Congratulations on this well-deserved recognition, Veronica!