Major in Romance Languages

Prerequisite: The appropriate prerequisite course in each of the two languages studied.

Beginning with the class of 2018

Includes two of the principal Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese). Majors will be required to take ten major-level courses, six of which shall be selected from the primary language, and four from the secondary language. If the primary language is French, the six courses must include French 10 and one course from French 22, 23, 24, 25 (to be completed by the end of junior year). During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is French) must take either French 78: Senior Major Workshop or, with special permission, an upper-level French course (numbered French 040 or above). Students taking an upper-level French course as their culminating experience are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. If the primary language is Italian, the six courses must include Italian 10, at least one course from the pre-1800 period, and at least one course from the post-1800 period. Two of the Italian L.S.A.+ courses (Italian 10 and Italian 12) may count toward the major. During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is Italian) must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 21 or above). Students taking an upper-level Italian course as their culminating activity are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. Italian culminating experiences must include a public presentation. The major card must be approved by the Major Advisor for the department of the primary language, and will be filed with that department.

Classes up to 2017

Includes two of the principal Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese). Majors will be required to take ten major-level courses, six of which shall be selected from the primary language, and four from the secondary language. If the primary language is French, the six courses must include FREN 10 and one course from French 22, French 23, French 24, French 25 (to be completed by the end of junior year). During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is French) must take either French: Senior Major Workshop or, with special permission, an upper-level French course (numbered French 40 or above). Students taking an upper-level French course as their culminating experience are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. If the primary language is Italian, the six courses must include ITAL 10, at least one course from the pre-1800 period, and at least one course from the post-1800 period. Two of the Italian L.S.A.+ courses (Italian 10 and Italian 12) may count toward the major. During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is Italian) must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 21 or above). Students taking an upper-level Italian course as their culminating activity are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. Italian culminating experiences must include a public presentation. The major card must be approved by the Major Advisor for the department of the primary language, and will be filed with that department.