Romance Languages and Literatures may be elected as a departmental major program. A major in Romance Languages and Literatures allows students to include more than one Romance language in a program of study that also encourages them to discover and to make connections between the two Romance languages and cultures that they choose to pursue. All students should consult with an RLL major advisor to develop a program of study that best corresponds to their interests and career plans.
Advising appointments are scheduled online or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.
Majors in Romance Languages and Literatures are encouraged to consider the possibility of studying abroad for at least one of their languages. The University of Michigan jointly sponsors study abroad programs in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. Information about these programs is available at the Center for Global and Intercultural Study, (734) 764-4311.
By taking a number of courses in each language beyond the requirements for the major in Romance Languages and Literatures, students may qualify for teaching certification in both a major and a minor language. The exact requirements for certification are available at the School of Education website. Candidates for a secondary school teaching certificate should study the general information about teaching certificate requirements,which appears under the Teacher Certification Program in this Bulletin, and contact the School of Education.