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ROMANCE LANGUAGES MAJOR
Studying a different language can give you a competitive advantage and gain a job advantage in the global economy.
Romance Languages at STAC
Students majoring in Romance languages will take courses which explore the study of literature, language, culture, and linguistics. Learning these valuable concepts will lead to a development of language proficiency and an insightful discovery of the cultures of areas of the world where these languages are spoken.
Prepare yourself for a new world
Students who major in Romance Languages at St. Thomas Aquinas College really prepare themselves for a new global world without borders. According to Vivien Stewart, in her essay “Becoming a Citizen of the World”:
The new skill set that students will need goes well beyond the United States' current focus on the basics and on math, science, and technology. These skills are necessary, of course, but to be successful global citizens, workers, and leaders, students will need to be knowledgeable about the world, be able to communicate in languages other than English, and be informed and active citizens.
The Romance Language major becomes familiar with Spanish, French, and Italian -- the languages and cultures of all the places in the world where those languages are spoken.
Exciting Campus Activities
As part of the Romance Languages major, students can join our Italian Club, coordinated by Dr. Maria Roglieri, Professor of Italian. In recent years, the club has hosted a variety of Movie Nights, Gelato Nights, and Bocce Night – and Dr. Roglieri has taken students on trips to Ellis Island, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the acclaimed Mario Batali restaurant, Eataly.
Proficiency in two foreign languages helps majors find employment in the public and private sectors. Romance Languages majors can find careers in the following areas: environmental firms and public health, advertising and marketing, finance, public relations, technology, healthcare, media, education, travel, and linguistics. For more information about what you can do with this major, visit our Career Services website.
Dr. Florette R. Koffler, Professor of Romance Languages
Denize Lauture, Assistant Professor of French
Dr. Gonzalo Plasencia, Professor of Spanish
Dr. Maria Ann Roglieri, Professor of Foreign Languages