Major program: The major consists of a minimum of 12 courses, six in each of two Romance cultures (option A), or four in each of three cultures (option B), as defined below:

Option A: Any two of the following:
  • Either 3 FREN courses and 3 other courses whose content is devoted to the study of French or Francophone literature, history, culture, or society
  • Or 3 ITAL courses and 3 other courses whose content is devoted to the study of Italian literature, history, art history, culture, or society
  • And 6 literature courses in Spanish
Option B: All of the following:
  • Both 2 FREN courses and 2 other courses whose content is devoted to the study of French or Francophone literature, history, culture, or society
  • And 2 ITAL courses and 2 other courses whose content is devoted to the study of Italian literature, history, art history, culture, or society
  • And 4 literature courses in Spanish

Sample Courses:  Libertines and Libertinage; Autobiography and Photography; Contemporary Italian Culture; Dante and Medieval Culture; Pathological Citizens: The Politics and Poetics of Disease in Latin American Literature; Sex, Violence, and (Poetic) Justice: Spanish and New World Classical Theater

Number of Professors:  12

Romance Literatures Building
Title: Student Spotlight
Romance Literatures Building

Fhatima Paulino

Psychology and Romance Studies (Italian and Spanish) Major, Class of '10


Outside Wesleyan:  "Every summer when I go home, I volunteer for Oakland Community Organizations, and have taken construction and psychology courses.  I'm thinking of teaching or doing construction and accomplishing one of my dreams, which is to learn how to build a house and eventually build my own home from scratch."