Jan 19, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Romance Languages

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The Department of Romance Languages at Hunter College offers language, culture and literature courses in French, Italian, Spanish, as well as literature and culture courses in English. Our degrees include the undergraduate major and master’s degrees in French, Italian and Spanish. We also offer a Romance Languages major that combines knowledge and understanding of two Romance literatures and cultures. Besides these offerings, the department has recently added a major concentration in Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation and Interpretation, an expansion of its vision of providing professional training within the context of traditional liberal arts.

What can I do with my degree in Romance Languages?

The department is committed to equipping students for professional life: it has continued Hunter’s tradition in teacher preparation, and, in conjunction with the School of Education, it sponsors TEP (Teacher Education Program), a selective scholarship-cum-practicum program leading to an MA in Spanish/Education.  Most students majoring in one or two Romance languages pursue careers in education. Others enter careers in the fields of commerce, tourism, interpretation and translation and international affairs, among others.

Foreign Language Requirement

 Foreign Language Requirement  

Programs and Courses

Programs and Courses in Romance Languages  

Administration and Faculty


Michael Taormina
1309 West
(212) 772-5099

Department Office:

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
1341 West
(212) 772-5306


Romance Languages Faculty  

HEGIS Code: 1102 (French); 1104 (Italian); 1105 (Spanish); 1101 (Romance Languages)

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