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Romance Languages and Literatures

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.

Study Abroad

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.

DEI Relevant Courses

Teaching Certificate

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.

Students who are interested in learning more about pursuing Teacher Education should contact Dr. Maria Coolican. For further information about teacher certification options in the School of Education, please review the Educator Preparation Program website. To review the specific courses that are required for the various teaching majors, please see the Teaching Major and Minor Requirements.