Romance Languages and Literatures

Professor Mary Gaylord, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Today, Romance languages are spoken in Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia . Their rich cultural and literary heritage plays a key role in the world's multicultural societies. The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures welcomes concentrators in one or more of the following fields: French and Francophone Studies, Hispanic Studies, Italian Studies, Latin American Studies, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, and Romance Studies. Basic language instruction in Catalan is offered; advanced reading and research in Catalan is also available. The department encourages students to study abroad and recommends a selection of programs based on each student's specific needs.

Each program has its own requirements, as described below. All provide concentrators with a solid grounding in their chosen language and encourage the study of culture. In each program, tutorials supplement course work by discussing the techniques of literary and cultural analysis and, in certain instances, literary theory. The department offers a wide spectrum of courses that accommodate students intending to pursue graduate degrees in literature, art, and related fields, as well as those planning careers in medicine, law, business, social work, or other fields.

The track in French and Francophone Studies emphasizes French language, literature, and culture, including influential recent work in various fields of the humanities and social sciences. Students are encouraged to develop individual programs of study. Some students may wish to focus on the evolution of fiction, drama, or film, or the literary history of a particular period; others may opt for cultural, theoretical, or sociological issues. All concentrators acquire proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking French, a familiarity with the long French literary tradition, and an awareness of current intellectual and sociological trends.

The track in Hispanic Studies offers students the opportunity to explore the many riches of both Spanish and Latin American literature, art, and film, as well as the history and politics of cultural production. Students have the freedom to pursue additional courses in related fields such as anthropology, government, history of art and architecture, and history, in addition to literature courses. Course offerings cover the full range of Hispanic cultures, from the Middle Ages to the present. Students are encouraged to design individual programs of study in consultation with faculty members, and will acquire proficiency in the Spanish language. The growing importance of Spanish, both in the US and abroad, has greatly increased the opportunities for Hispanic Studies concentrators to put their knowledge and communication skills to practical use.

The track in Italian Studies provides students with proficiency in the language and knowledge of the major periods and authors of the Italian literary tradition, from Dante and the Trecento through the Renaissance to the present, including contributions to modern culture, theater, and film. Concentrators are encouraged to supplement the required courses with individual projects under the supervision of faculty members and to incorporate interdisciplinary studies in their program. Harvard is a Local Chapter of Gamma Kappa Alpha National Italian Honor Society, formed to acknowledge outstanding undergraduate scholarship in the field of Italian language, literature, and culture.

The track in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies thoroughly acquaints students with both the Portuguese language and the Brazilian literary tradition. At the same time, concentrators may take courses outside of the department on diverse historical, economic, or political aspects of the culture of Brazil , Portugal , or the Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa and Asia . Concentrators play a large role in the development of their individual plans of study.

Students are invited to pursue a secondary field in any one of the four language sections, or a joint concentration between any one of the four language sections and a wide range of other departments and programs.

The track in Romance Studies is intended for students who wish to combine work in two or three Romance languages and literatures. Cross-cultural in focus and design, the track acknowledges the commonalities and differences of the Romance traditions. It is not necessary for students to have begun study of both, in the case of two languages, or of all three languages before arriving at Harvard, though the ideal candidate for this concentration track will have an advanced proficiency in one Romance language and an intermediate proficiency in a second Romance language. Students pursuing a concentration in Romance Studies are not permitted to

The track in Latin American Studies is intended for students who wish to focus mainly on Latin America and its diverse cultural traditions, which include not only Spanish and Portuguese, but also indigenous cultures. The track is cross-cultural in focus and design, allowing for interdisciplinary and bilingual approaches.

A system of tutorials is in effect in all sections of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. The tutorials are designed to promote close contact between undergraduates and faculty. All concentrators must take one term-long tutorial, normally in the sophomore year. Honors candidates, in addition to the sophomore tutorial, are required to take a term-long junior tutorial and a year-long senior tutorial, culminating in a senior thesis.

Concentrators may be eligible to obtain certification to teach in middle or secondary schools in Massachusetts and states with which Massachusetts has reciprocity. For for more information about the Undergraduate Teacher Education Program (UTEP), see Chapter 2.

REQUIREMENTS

French and Francophone Studies
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Two survey half-courses: French 70a and either French 70b or French 70c.

    2. French 97: Sophomore Tutorial.

    3. A maximum of two of the following advanced half-courses in language: French 42, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 60, or 65. Note: Must be passed with grade of B+ or better. See language proficiency requirement below. Courses taken outside Harvard may be substituted upon approval by the undergraduate adviser in French. Concentrators who present advanced language proficiency on entering the concentration should take one or two additional half-courses in French literature in lieu of half-courses in language.

    4. A minimum of five half-courses in French that are numbered 100 or above or are tutorials. At least one of these half-courses must treat literature before 1800, and at least three must be taught in French.

    5. Up to two half-courses in related fields: These include courses in African and African American studies, the Core Curriculum, the Program in General Education, history, history of art and architecture, etc. Upper-level language and literature courses in French and other Romance languages or Latin may also count as related fields. The undergraduate adviser in French must approve all courses to be counted as related fields.

  2. Tutorial: Sophomore year: French 97 (one term) required of all concentrators. Small-group instruction. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors candidates only.

  4. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses counting for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Language requirement: Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in French. Proficiency may be demonstrated by a perfect score (800) on the SAT or Harvard Placement Test, by completion of one advanced language course (French 42, 47, 48, 51, 52, 53, 60, or 65) with a grade of B+ or higher, or by passing an oral competency examination administered by the Undergraduate Adviser in French. Concentrators are expected to demonstrate advanced language proficiency by the end of the junior year.

    3. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1d.

    4. Combining French with one or two other Romance languages and literary traditions: See Romance Studies track.

French and Francophone Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of French 98: Junior Tutorial with weekly one-on-one instruction. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1c of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of French 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in French in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during the Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

French and Francophone Studies
Joint Concentration Requirements

Upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in French, honors candidates may combine a concentration in French and Francophone Studies with a concentration in another department significantly related to some aspect of French or Francophone literature or culture. Ordinarily, only students with a strong concentration GPA and a clearly formulated project bridging the two disciplines will receive approval. In recent years, programs in French and Linguistics, French and English, French and Classics, and French and History of Art and Architecture have all been approved. During the senior year, completion of an honors thesis is required, as are written and oral general examinations in French. A total of six half-courses in French and Francophone Studies, in addition to the senior thesis, is required of joint concentrators:

  1. Required courses:

    1. Two survey courses: French 70a and either French 70b or 70c.

    2. Sophomore Tutorial: French 97.

    3. Junior Tutorial: French 98, or equivalent.

    4. Two half-courses in French at the 100 level or above.

    5. Senior Thesis: Either two semesters of French 99 or the senior thesis tutorial in the related department.

For further information, please consult the undergraduate adviser in French.

Hispanic Studies
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Two survey half-courses:

      1. Spanish 70a or 70c.

      2. Spanish 71a or 71b.

    2. A maximum of one of the following advanced half-courses in language: Spanish 40, 50, 60, or 65. Note: Must be satisfied with a grade of B+ or better. See language proficiency requirement below.  Courses taken outside Harvard may be substituted upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in Spanish.  Concentrators who demonstrate advanced language proficiency should take one additional half-course in Hispanic literature in lieu of an advanced half-course in language.

    3. Sophomore Tutorial: Spanish 97.
    4. One half-course in the Spanish 90 series.

    5. A minimum of four half-courses in Spanish that are numbered 100 or above or are tutorials. At least two of the non-tutorial half-courses must treat literature before 1800, and at least five must be taught in Spanish.

    6. Up to three half-courses in related fields. These include courses in anthropology, the Core Curriculum, the Program in General Education, English, government, history, history of art and architecture, etc. One intermediate or advanced course in another Romance language or Latin may be counted as a related field. The undergraduate adviser in Spanish must approve all courses to be counted as related fields.

  2. Tutorial: Sophomore year, Spanish 97 (one term) required of all concentrators. Small-group instruction. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors candidates only.

  4. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses taken for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Language Requirement:  Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in Spanish.  Advanced proficiency may be demonstrated by a perfect score (800) on the SAT or Harvard Placement Test, or by completion of one advanced language course (Spanish 40, 50, 60, or 65) with a grade of B+ or higher, or by passing an oral competency examination administered by the undergraduate adviser in Spanish.  Concentrators are expected to demonstrate advanced oral and written language proficiency by the end of the junior year.  

    3. Combining Spanish with one or two other Romance languages and literary traditions: See the Romance Studies track.

    4. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1e.

Hispanic Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of Spanish 98: Junior Tutorial with weekly one-on-one instruction. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1d of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of Spanish 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete an honors thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Spanish in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during the Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

Hispanic Studies
Joint Concentration Requirements

Upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in Spanish, honors candidates may combine a concentration in Hispanic Studies with a concentration in another department significantly related to some aspect of the literature or culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Ordinarily, only students with a strong concentration GPA and a clearly formulated project bridging the two disciplines will receive approval. In recent years, programs in Hispanic Studies and Anthropology and Hispanic Studies and History of Art and Architecture have been approved. During the senior year, completion of an honors thesis is required, as are written and oral general examinations in Spanish. A total of six half-courses in Hispanic Studies, in addition to the senior thesis, is required of joint concentrators:

  1. Required courses:

    1. Two survey courses: Spanish 70a or 70c and Spanish 71a or 71b.

    2. Sophomore Tutorial: Spanish 97.

    3. Junior Tutorial: Spanish 98, or equivalent.

    4. Two half-courses in Spanish at the 100 level or above.

    5. Senior Thesis: Either two semesters of Spanish 99 or the senior thesis tutorial in the related department.

For further information, please consult the undergraduate adviser in Spanish.

Italian Studies
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. One of the following half-courses on Dante: Literature and Arts A-26, Italian 123, Italian 130a, Italian 130b, Italian 130c, or equivalent.

    2. A maximum of three upper-level or advanced half-courses in language: Italian 33, 35, 36, 40, 44, 48, 50, or 60. Note: Must be passed with a grade of B or better. See language proficiency requirement below. Courses taken outside Harvard may be substituted upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in Italian. Concentrators who demonstrate advanced language proficiency on entering the concentration should take additional half-courses in Italian literature in lieu of advanced half-courses in language.

    3. A minimum of four half-courses in Italian literature numbered 80 and above. Must include Italian 97 (or equivalent) and a minimum of two Italian half-courses at the 100 level or above other than those listed in 1a. At least one of the 100-level courses must be in Italian.

    4. Up to four half-courses in related fields. These include courses in anthropology, the Core Curriculum, the Program in General Education, English, government, history, history of art and architecture, linguistics, etc. One course in another Romance language or Latin may be counted as a related field. The undergraduate adviser in Italian must approve all courses to be counted as related fields.

  2. Tutorial: Sophomore year: Italian 97 (one term) required. Small-group instruction. Letter-graded. May be substituted with an equivalent 100-level course, with the approval of the undergraduate adviser in Italian.

  3. Thesis: Not required.

  4. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses taken for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Language requirement: Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in Italian. Advanced proficiency may be demonstrated by a perfect score (800) on the SATII or Harvard Placement Test, or a score of 5 on the Italian AP, or by completion of one advanced language course (Italian 40, 44, 48, 50, or 83) with a grade of B+ or higher, or by passing an oral competency examination administered by the undergraduate adviser in Italian. Concentrators are expected to demonstrate advanced oral and written language proficiency by the end of the junior year.

    3. Combining Italian with one or two other Romance languages and literary traditions: See Romance Studies track described below.

    4. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1c.

Italian Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of Italian 98: Junior Tutorial with weekly one-on-one instruction. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1c of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of Italian 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Italian in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during the Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

Italian Studies
Joint Concentration Requirements

Upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in Italian, honors candidates may combine a concentration in Italian Studies with a concentration in another department significantly related to some aspect of Italian literature or culture. Ordinarily, only students with a strong concentration GPA and a clearly formulated project bridging the two disciplines will receive approval. In recent years, programs in Italian and Anthropology, Italian and Linguistics, Italian and Literature, and Italian and History of Art and Architecture have all been approved. During the senior year, completion of an honors thesis is required, as are written and oral general examinations in Italian. A total of six half-courses in Italian Studies, in addition to the senior thesis, is required of joint concentrators:

  1. Required courses:

    1. Literature and Arts A-26 or Italian 123, 130a, 130b or 130c.

    2. One half-course at the 40-60 level in Italian. May be replaced by a more advanced course for students who demonstrate a high level of linguistic proficiency in Italian.

    3. Sophomore Tutorial: Italian 97 or equivalent.

    4. Junior Tutorial: Italian 98, or equivalent.

    5. Two half-courses in Italian at the 100-level or above, or equivalent seminar, other than Italian 123 or 130a, b, or c.

    6. Senior Thesis: Either two semesters of Spanish 99 or the senior thesis tutorial in the related department.

For further information, please consult the undergraduate adviser in Italian.

Latin American Studies
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:
    1. Latin American Studies 70.

    2. Either Spanish 71a or Portuguese 121a.

    3. One of the following: Spanish 71b, Portuguese 121b, or any language half-course at the 40 level or above in Spanish or the 30 level or above in Portuguese with substantial Latin American content.

    4. Sophomore Tutorial: Spanish 97 or Portuguese 97.

    5. Four half-courses at the 90 or 100 level, other than tutorials, in either Spanish or Portuguese specifically focused on Latin America. These may include up to one half-course related to Latin American literatures taught by a member of the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in other programs (i.e. the Core; Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality, etc.). If the student is not taking any course on Brazil from item 1f below, one of the courses in Romance Languages and Literatures should be focused on Brazil. If the student is not taking any course on Spanish America from item 1f below, one of the courses in Romance Languages and Literatures should be focused on Spanish America.

    6. Four half-courses focused on Latin America in at least two different departments or programs other than Romance Languages and Literatures approved by the undergraduate adviser in Latin American Studies. At least one half-course must be in history and at least one half-course must be in the social sciences (other than history). Students may also take an additional half-course in Spanish or Portuguese at the 100-level or above of an interdisciplinary nature.

  2. Tutorial: Required Sophomore Year. Spanish 97 or Portuguese 97 (one term). Small-group instruction. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors candidates only.

  4. General Examination: Not required.

  5. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses taken for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Joint Concentration: Not permitted. Latin American studies may not combined with another Romance language or literary tradition.

    3. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1e.

Latin American Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of Latin American Studies 98: Junior Tutorial, or equivalent. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1e of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of Latin American Studies 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Latin American Studies in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. Six half-courses in Portuguese, including required tutorials. May include a maximum of two courses at the 30 to 60 level.

    2. Two half-courses in another Romance language above the introductory/requirement level.

    3. Up to four half-courses in related fields. These include courses in anthropology, the Core Curriculum, the Program in General Education, English, government, history, history of art and architecture, linguistics, etc. Up to two intermediate or advanced courses in another Romance language or Latin may be counted as related fields, as may one 100-level literature course in another Romance language. The undergraduate adviser in Portuguese must approve all courses to be counted as related fields.

  2. Tutorial: Sophomore year: Portuguese 97 (one term) required. Small-group instruction. Letter-graded.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors concentrators only.

  4. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses counting for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Language requirement:  Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in Portuguese.  Advanced proficiency may be demonstrated by a perfect score (800) on the Harvard Placement Test, or by completion of one advanced language course (Portuguese 37 or higher) with a grade of B+ or higher, or by passing an oral competency examination administered by the undergraduate adviser.  Concentrators are expected to demonstrate advanced oral and written language proficiency by the end of the junior year.  

    3. Combining Portuguese with one or two other Romance laguanges and literary traditions: See Romance Studies track.

    4. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1c.

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors candidates must take one term of Portuguese 98: Junior Tutorial, or equivalent, with weekly one-on-one instruction. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1a of Basic Requirements.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, honors candidates are required to take two terms of Portuguese 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Portuguese in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the tutorial board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during the Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

Portuguese and Brazilian Studies
Joint Concentration Requirements

Upon approval from the undergraduate adviser in Portuguese, honors candidates may combine a concentration in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies with a concentration in another department significantly related to some aspect of Portuguese or Brazilian literature or culture. Ordinarily, only students with a strong concentration GPA and a clearly formulated project bridging the two disciplines will receive approval. In recent years, programs in Portuguese-Brazilian Studies and English, and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies and Anthropology, have been approved. During the senior year, completion of an honors thesis is required, as are written and oral general examinations in Portuguese. A total of six half-courses in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies, in addition to the senior thesis, is required of joint concentrators:

  1. Required courses:

    1. Sophomore Tutorial: Portuguese 97.

    2. Junior Tutorial: Portuguese 98, or equivalent.

    3. Three half-courses in Portuguese. May include no more than two courses at the 30-60 level.

    4. One half-course in a related field, to be approved by the undergraduate adviser in Portuguese.

    5. Senior Thesis: Either two semesters of Portuguese 99 or the senior thesis tutorial in the related department.

For further information, please consult the undergraduate adviser in Portuguese.

Romance Studies (a program allowing students to study two or three Romance languages and literary traditions)
Basic Requirements: 12 half-courses

  1. Required courses:

    1. A maximum of two advanced language half-courses (40-level or above in French and Spanish, excluding courses numbered 55, 30-level or above in Italian and Portuguese) in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in at least two Romance languages. See advanced language proficiency requirement below. Concentrators who demonstrate advanced language proficiency on entering the concentration should take additional half-courses in literature in lieu of advanced half-courses in language.

    2. At least one Romance Studies course other than tutorials.

    3. At least seven half-courses in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures in at least two Romance languages and at the 70 level or above. These seven courses must include one sophomore tutorial (course numbered 97, or equivalent) in any Romance language; at least two survey courses in at least two different Romance languages; at least two half-courses at the 100-level or above in at least two different Romance languages. At least one half-course in this category must treat literature before 1800.

    4. Two half-courses in related fields. These include courses in anthropology, classics, the Core Curriculum, the Program in General Education, English, government, history, history of art and architecture, linguistics, etc. One intermediate or advanced course in a Romance language or Latin may be counted as a related field. The undergraduate adviser in Romance Studies must approve all courses to be counted as related fields.

  2. Tutorial: Sophomore year. See item 1c above. May include any course numbered 97 (or equivalent) in any Romance language.

  3. Thesis: Required of honors candidates only.

  4. Other information:

    1. Pass/Fail: Courses taken for concentration credit may not be taken Pass/Fail.

    2. Language requirement: Concentrators must demonstrate advanced proficiency in two Romance languages. Advanced proficiency may be demonstrated by a perfect score (800) on the SAT or Harvard Placement Test, or by completion of one advanced language course with a grade of B+ or higher, or by passing an oral competency examination administered by the undergraduate adviser. Concentrators are expected to demonstrate advanced oral and written language proficiency by the end of the junior year.

    3. Joint Concentrations: Not permitted.

    4. Freshman Seminars: With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, up to one Freshman Seminar, for which the student has received a Satisfactory evaluation, may be counted in category 1c.

Romance Studies
Requirements for Honors Eligibility: 14 half-courses

Honors concentrators must take one term of Romance Studies 98: Junior Tutorial, or equivalent. This will count toward the requirement listed in item 1c of Basic Requirements .

In addition to the Basic Requirements , honors candidates are required to take two terms of Romance Studies 99 (graded SAT/UNS) and complete a thesis. A thesis proposal is made by the honors candidate and approved by the undergraduate adviser in Romance Studies in conjunction with other faculty members and members of the Tutorial Board in the spring term of the junior year.

Also, at the end of their senior year, normally during the Reading Period in May, all honors candidates must take a three-hour written examination, as well as an hour-long oral examination.

ADVISING

Advising within the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures is done by the director of undergraduate studies (DUS), the associate director of undergraduate studies (Assoc DUS) and the undergraduate advisers (UA) for each language. For their office hours, please consult the department's website. At the beginning of each term, students should review with the undergraduate adviser the courses they have already completed and those to be completed. Students are responsible for the fulfillment of the concentration requirements and should check regularly on the current status of their programs. In the case of a joint concentration, the concentrator must secure approval from both of the concentrations involved.

For up-to-date information on advising in Romance Languages and Literatures, please see the Advising Programs Office website.

RESOURCES

The combined holdings of Widener and Houghton libraries constitute one of the major collections of Romance literatures in the world.

HOW TO FIND OUT MORE

The department's offices are located in Boylston Hall on the third, fourth and fifth floors. The director of undergraduate studies in Romance Languages and Literatures is Professor Mary Gaylord. The associate director of undergraduate studies is Dr. Clémence Jouët-Pastré. The undergraduate advisers are:

French
Professor Mylène Priam, Boylston 507
617-495-9209

Italian
Professor Giuliana Minghelli, Boylston 426
617-496-0486

Latin American Studies
Professor José Rabasa, Boylston 516
617-496-3488

Portuguese
Dr. Clémence Jouët-Pastré, Boylston 422
617-495-1929

Romance Studies
Professor Mary Gaylord, Boylston 424
617-496-6027

Spanish
Dr. Johanna Damgaard Liander, Boylston 421
617-495-5895

CORE AND GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Non-exempt areas:

Exempt areas:

†Historical Study A

Foreign Cultures

†Historical Study B

Literature and Arts A

†Literature and Arts B

Literature and Arts C

Moral Reasoning

ONE of the areas marked †.

Quantitative Reasoning

 

Science A

 

Science B

 

Social Analysis

 

For more information on fulfilling the Core requirement, see the Core Curriculum Requirement.

All students—regardless of concentration—planning to graduate under the requirements of the Program in General Education must complete one letter-graded course in each of the eight categories in General Education. The Class of 2013 is the first to enter the College under these requirements. Students who entered Harvard College in September 2008 or earlier are expected to fulfill the requirements of the Core Curriculum, but will be permitted to switch to the Program in General Education if such a change is possible and advisable given their overall schedule and plan of study. For more information on the requirements of the Program in General Education and the possibility of switching to it, please see The Program in General Education in Chapter 2 and the General Education website.

ENROLLMENT STATISTICS

Number of Concentrators as of December

Concentrators

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Romance Languages & Literatures

50

54

42

36

43

Romance Languages & Literatures + another field

3

1

5

5

2

Another field + Romance Languages & Literatures

10

9

10

4

4