Romance Languages - A.B.

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Degree & Major: Romance Languages - A.B.
College Name: Franklin College of Arts and Sciences
Department Name: Romance Languages
Kate Daley-Bailey
233 Gilbert Hall
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Degree Requirements

College-wide Requirements

University-wide Requirements

Description: Students majoring in Romance Languages are immersed in the rich and challenging study of language and culture. Courses in linguistics, literature, and specialized topics lead to advanced levels of speaking and writing proficiency, the development of intercultural social skills, and an understanding of the vast Romance Language-speaking world. Students may choose to pursue proficiency in a combination of any two Romance languages, or focus on either Italian or Portuguese through a single language option. Undergraduates, especially those combining language study with preparation for careers with international components in areas such as arts and design, business, health professions, journalism, law, and public service, will find ways to enhance their desired competencies through our sponsored study abroad programs, residential language communities, service learning and experiential opportunities, conversation tables, and cultural events throughout the year.

Career Opportunities: The Romance Languages major is a gateway to employment, professional school in medicine and law, and graduate school. The major curriculum fosters creativity and cognitive flexibility while enhancing perception and interpretation skills. There are a multitude of ways to acquire unique combinations of experience and knowledge. The goals of each student are considered and mentoring is personalized to suit their post-graduation objectives. Interdisciplinary certificate programs can offer a distinctive niche and are often used, along with internships and short-term work abroad, to customize a student’s entry into a desired career in areas such as art and travel industries; government service; health and legal professions; international aid and development; management and administration; media and content creation; as well as careers in primary, secondary, and higher education.
of Transfer Students:
For one of the two languages chosen, four beginning and intermediate semester language courses equivalent to UGA FREN/ITAL/PORT/SPAN 1001-2002 are required. Study abroad courses can be used to fulfill part or all of these prerequisites, upon permission of advisors in the department.
Special Requirements: A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required in course work for this major.

No student may receive credit for any course which is a prerequisite to a course for which college credit has already been received. Exceptions may be made only by the head of the department.

Certain courses in the Department of Romance Languages are not open to native speakers of that language. A native speaker is defined as a person who graduated from a secondary school in which the language of instruction was French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish.
Scholarships: Funding for study abroad is available through our sponsored scholarships for all languages. Robust funding is particularly available to students of the French language and for the study of Portuguese in Brazil. See the Romance Languages website for more information:
Study Abroad: The Department of Romance Languages encourages all students to participate in an accredited study abroad program that includes language study. Our faculty directs immersive and rigorous academic study abroad programs with courses in the language of the host country, as well as the Portuguese Flagship program. See the Romance Languages website for more information:
Other Learning Opportunities: Lyon Student Exchange Program.
Student Organizations: Gamma Kappa Alpha Italian Honor Society; Pi Delta Phi French Honor Society; Sigma Delta Pi Spanish Honor Society
Available Graduate Programs: Our students receive excellent preparation for admission into highly competitive graduate programs, including the M.A. and Ph.D. with specializations in Linguistics, Literature, and Cultural Studies.