All romance languages share a common historical origin in the Latin language, evolving into French, Italian, Spanish and several others. In the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, we teach courses that span the fields of language study, literary and textual studies, culture, linguistics, film and media studies, and history.
Students in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures develop the ability to speak another language, one of the most sought-after skills in today's complex, global society.
Deepen your understanding of the world beyond the typical classroom setting.
Whether it’s at a non-profit or a corporation, foreign language skills will put you ahead of your peers when it comes time to look for a job. Our alumni have pursued successful careers in social work, foreign service, business and finance, journalism, law, health care, library science, translation and interpreting, entertainment, tourism and the arts.