The following areas are administered by this department and listed independently: French, Italian, Italian Studies and Italian American Studies, Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Portuguese, Spanish and Romance Languages and Literatures in Translation (including courses in FRLT, ITLT, RLLT and SPLT).
Professor Powell, Chairperson
Professors D’Acierno, DaSilva, McNair, Schwab; Associate Professors Anastasio, Cao, Castaldi, Janer, Jean, Loucif, Sampedro, Ultsch, Zapata; Assistant Professors Anastasio, Janer, Pell, Lledó-Guillem.
Romance Languages and Literatures in Translation (RLLT)
Professor Schwab; Associate Professors Jean, Loucif
Pi Delta Phi: a national French honor society, see Honors.
Both major and minor programs are supervised by a full-time faculty member of French, selected by the student.
Professors DaSilva, McNair; Associate Professors Anastasio, Cao, Sampedro, Zapata; Assistant Professors Janer, Lledó-Guillem
Professor D’Acierno; Associate Professor Ultsch; Assistant Professors Castaldi, Pell
Italian Studies (ITST)
Professor D’Acierno, Director
Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS)
ssociate Professor Sampedro & Assistant Professor Kanatsu,
Latin American and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers a wide array of courses on Latin America, the Caribbean, and related diasporas in the United States. The program coordinates courses from departments throughout the University; it also offers senior seminars and opportunities for independent course work.
By studying the geography, politics, economies, histories, cultures, and literatures of Latin American and Caribbean countries, LACS majors develop a solid knowledge of the region and its relations with both the United States and Europe. This knowledge is indispensable in the modern era of integrated economies and societies increasingly shaped by immigration and the coexistence of diverse cultures. Majoring in Latin American and Caribbean Studies thus prepares students to be more informed and effective citizens. It also prepares them for careers in translation, international business, law, and government, as well as for advanced study in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and in the sub-fields that feed into it, such as geography, history, political science, or literature and culture, or communication.
Professors DaSilva, McNair; Associate Professors Anastasio, Cao, Janer, Sampedro, Zapata; Assistant Professor Lledó-Guillem.
Sigma Delta Pi: a national Spanish honor society.