University of Missouri

department of romance languages & literatures French

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers several programs that lead to or accompany another Bachelor of Arts degree. Each description opens in a new window:

  1. Major in French
  2. Major in Spanish
  3. Minor in French
  4. Minor in Spanish
  5. Minor in Italian Area Studies
  6. Minor in Romance Literatures in Translation
  7. Minor in Afro-Romance Literatures in Translation
  8. Minor in Film Studies
  9. Minor in Luso-Brazilian Area Studies (Portuguese)

To pursue either a major in French or Spanish or a minor in Afro-Romance Literatures in Translation, French, Italian Area Studies, Romance Literatures in Translation, or Spanish the student must initiate the graduation plan by filling out the required forms with the help of an Undergraduate Studies Adviser. All forms are subject to approval by the Undergraduate Adviser and the Dean (in 107 Lowry Hall) prior to registration for the first semester of the junior year.

Double Major/Dual Degree

Additionally, the Department encourages its better students to consider the possibility of a double major (2 degrees within the College of Arts and Science) or a dual degree (a second major outside Arts and Science) in order to enhance future job prospects.

Students who work towards a double major may be able to complete them with a minimum of 120 hours. Students who are considering a dual degree program, in Arts and Science and in another School or College are advised that a minimum of 132 credit hours will be necessary.

Other Languages: Catalan

Our department now offers two classes in Catalan Language and Culture that meet general education requirements in the Humanities sector. They are:

  • Romance Languages (RM_Lan) 2200: Introduction to Catalan Language and Culture
  • Romance Languages (RM_Lan) 3200: Catalan Culture and Identity

For more information, contact Professor Monica Marcos-Llinas at: or 573-882-1508

Other Activities

Additionally, the department offers a variety of activities for undergraduate students in Columbia.

Undergraduate and Alumni News

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Dr. Valerie Kaussen
Director of Undergraduate Studies

133 Arts & Science Bldg.
(573) 882-5045


Pablo Serna
Undergraduate Advisor
Assistant Instructor of Spanish

155 Arts and Science Building
(573) 882-2269

Department Forms

General education requirements

French major form for students admitted prior to fall 2013
French major form for students admitted in fall 2013 or after

Spanish major form for students admitted prior to fall 2013
Spanish major form for students admitted in fall 2013 or after

Afro-Romance Literatures minor
French minor
Italian minor
Luso-Brazilian Area Studies (Portuguese) minor
Romance Literatures minor
Spanish minor

Advanced Standing in Foreign Language application



Romance Languages & Literatures
143 Arts & Science Bldg.
University of Missouri
Columbia, MO 65211 USA
tel. 573-882-4874
fax. 573-884-8171
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