Welcome to the Department of Romance and Classical Studies! Our department fosters the study of the human experience as expressed in the languages, literatures, and cultures of France, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and ancient Greece and Rome. We enable students to become proficient in these languages and think critically about their world.
Dr. Quispe-Agnoli is the recipient of one of the prestigious Tumi USA Awards granted to Peruvian immigrants who have excelled as professionals for their merit, estimable trajectory and contribution toward society's collective development and welfare. Dr. Quispe-Agnoli was awarded the honor due to her dedication to the study of Peruvian and Andean societies, letters, writers, artists and issues of race and ethnicity throughout the centuries. Professor Quispe-Agnoli was especially praised for her teaching about the Incas before, during, and after the Spanish conquest and for her study of iconic Indian writers and artists. She accepted the award on September 21st at a ceremony held in Miami Beach, FL.
Dr. Bill VanPatten was named the 2013 recipient of the prestigious ACTFL Wilga Rivers Award for Leadership in Postsecondary Language Education, which will be presented to him at the ACTFL Convention on November 22, 2013.
Kyle Latack, a sophomore Spanish major, traveled to Oldenburg, Germany to present his linguistic research at the Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition (GALA) conference in September 2013. Read more about his experience here.