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Romance Languages - A.B.

About this Degree

Students majoring in Romance Languages will take courses that combine the study of literature, language, culture, and linguistics, which will lead to a development of language proficiency and an understanding of the Romance Language-speaking world.  The Department of Romance Languages encourages all students to participate in an accredited study abroad program for an academic year, a semester, or the summer.  The department sponsors several study abroad programs based out of Argentina, Cuba, France, Peru and Spain; as well as, two immersion residential communities (French and Spanish) in Mary Lyndon residence hall.

What you will learn

Romance Languages students at UGA focus on the study of language and cultural texts in a collaborative and creative atmosphere. With expertise that extends from the Middle Ages to current literary and cultural trends, Romance Languages faculty teach courses that explore the roots of Romance cultures in the Mediterranean world up to their present-day manifestations in the Caribbean, Latin America, Africa, the U.S. and Europe. Our growing programs in French, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish are pluralistic and interdisciplinary, drawing connections between multiple cultures and academic fields. Our offerings in Romance linguistics cover the major areas of theoretical and applied linguistics in the languages of the department. Our literature programs build on research in traditional areas of literary and cultural studies to examine writing as well as oral, cinematic, spatial, and cybernetic textual forms as they relate to aesthetics, gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, post-colonialism, diasporas and migration, collective memory, visual culture, the digital humanities, and the environment. Undergraduates, including those combining language study with careers in areas such as education, business, journalism, medicine and the sciences, will find ways to enhance their desired skills through our specialized courses, sponsored study abroad programs, immersion residential communities, service learning courses, language conversation groups, film festivals and diverse cultural events throughout the year.

Possible Job Titles:

Many students majoring in Romance Languages will become teachers or go on to graduate school, but proficiency in a foreign language also helps majors find employment in the public and private sectors.

Advertising Sales Representative
Associate Coordinator
Associate Editor
Bilingual Instructor
Business Development Manager
CIA/FBI Special Agent
Civil Service Worker
Client Services Coordinator
Community Relations
Copy Editor
Corporate Specialist
Customs Official
Development Assistant
Environmental Translator
Events Logistical Liaison
Foreign News Journalist 
Foreign Services Worker
Immigration Specialist
Import/Export Agent
Language Researcher
Legal Assistant
Multicultural Education and 
Outreach Coordinator
Program Coordinator
Project Manager
Recruiter/Business Development
Research Associate
Resource Coordinator & Inside 
Sales Representative
Restaurant Management
Sales Associate
Social Media Coordinator
Travel Consultant
Web Developer


A Long Walk Home, Inc
Advertising Dept/Agencies
Applied Health
CB Richard Ellis
Chambers of Commerce
Delta Airlines
Education Department of Puerto Rico
George Walton Academy
GEORGIA Magazine 
Global Collect
Google, Inc.
Government Agencies
H&A Events
Hotel Chains
Imagine Exhibitions Inc.
Import / Export Companies
Investment Firms
Jericho Translations
Lodgian, Inc. 
National Archives
News Bureaus
Peace Corps
Premiere Technologies
Print Graphix
Public Relations Firms
Public Service Organizations
The Cottage School
The Greenville News
Travel Agencies
Unity Village
Universidad de Cesar Vallejo
ValueJet Airlines
Visitors Bureaus
Youth Venture

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