Romance Languages

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 46.8 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 46.8 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jan 1, 2025
101 place StudyQA ranking:5141 Duration:4 years

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Major programs may be organized historically, around a genre (like poetry, drama, or prose fiction), or around a period concept or movement (such as the Enlightenment, baroque, classicism and romanticism, or existentialism). Major programs normally include at least one term of study in France or Italy.

Major in Romance Languages. Prerequisite for the major: The appropriate prerequisite course in each of the two languages studied.

Includes two of the principal Romance languages (French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese). Majors will be required to take ten major-level courses, six of which shall be selected from the primary language, and four from the secondary language. If the primary language is French, the six courses must include FREN 10 (The Heroic Heart, Travel and Literature, The Anatomy of Passion, Living in Paris/Habiter Paris) and one course from FREN 22 (Introduction to French Literature I: the Middle Ages and the Renaissance), FREN 23 (Introduction to French Literature II: Neoclassicism and the Eighteenth Century), FREN 24 (Introduction to French Literature and Culture III: Nineteenth Century), FREN 25 (Introduction to French Literature and Culture IV: Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries) (to be completed by the end of junior year). During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is French) must take either FREN 78: Senior Major Workshop or, with special permission, an upper-level French course (numbered FREN 40 or above). Students taking an upper-level French course as their culminating experience are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. If the primary language is Italian, the six courses must include ITAL 10 (Introduction to Italian Literature: Masterworks and Great Issues), at least one course from the pre-1800 period, and at least one course from the post-1800 period. Two of the Italian L.S.A.+ courses (ITAL 10 and ITAL 12 (Advanced Writing and Speaking in Italian)) may count toward the major. During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Romance Language majors (whose primary language is Italian) must take either ITAL 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered ITAL 21 or above). Students taking an upper-level Italian course as their culminating activity are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. Italian culminating experiences must include a public presentation. The major card must be approved by the Major Advisor for the department of the primary language, and will be filed with that department.

1.    SAT Reasoning or ACT (with Writing);
2.    2 SAT Subject Test Scores;
3.    The common application essay;
4.    Within the Common Application, Dartmouth’s writing supplement requires that applicants write a brief response to one of the following supplemental essay prompts. Candidates choose one topic and respond;
5.    A counselor recommendation and two teacher recommendations. In addition, a peer recommendation is strongly encouraged;
6.    Resume;
7.    Brief abstract of an independent research project;
8.    IELTS or TOEFL (no minimum scores).

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