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Romance Languages and Literatures (French, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish)

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The following requirements must be met to complete a secondary field in Romance Languages and Literatures.


  • The graduate student will take a minimum of four courses, at least three of which will be graduate courses (200 level: “Primarily for Graduates”), and no more than two of which can be intermediate courses (100 level: “For Undergraduates and Graduates”).
  • Neither pass/fail nor audited courses will count toward a secondary PhD field in this department.
  • All courses expected to count toward the secondary PhD field will be taken in the department.
  • In the section of the student’s choice; in compelling cases, one “related course” may be counted toward the secondary field with permission of the DGS.

On average, the larger sections (French and Spanish) offer every academic year about nine 100-level courses and five 200-level courses each. Of the smaller sections, Italian offers up to six 100-level courses and two 200-level courses, while Portuguese offers two 100-level courses and two 200-level courses. Any and all of the courses offered by a given section at the 100 and 200 levels are open to secondary PhD field students in that section.

Graduate students interested in a Romance Languages and Literatures secondary PhD field should address their questions and requests to the Director of Graduate Studies.

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