Welcome to Romance Languages & Literatures
In this department, you will find ways to increase your knowledge, perfect your skills, gain advanced training, and prepare for careers. All Romance languages share a common historical origin in the Latin language that spread across the Roman Empire, evolving into French, Italian, Spanish, and several others. Our faculty and other instructors teach courses that span the fields of language study, literary & textual studies, culture & civilization, linguistics, film & media studies, intellectual history, and visual culture. Undergraduates can complete much of the UB Curriculum with our courses, while paving the way for a major or minor. The graduate programs provide advanced training in research & methodology as well as substantive fields of expertise, with in-depth seminars and the production of original contributions to knowledge.