Romance Languages (ROML)College of Arts and Humanities
3106 Jiménez Hall, 301-405-4025
The Romance Languages Program is intended for students who want to specialize in two of the Romance languages offered in SLLC: French, Italian, and Spanish. Students selecting this major take a total of 45 credits selected from courses in two of the three components. The first four courses listed under each group are required for that particular language component; exceptions or substitutions may be made with the approval of the departmental language advisor only, in consultation with the Romance Languages advisor. 21 credits are taken in each of the two languages, as specified, and three additional credits are taken at the 400 level in either of the languages chosen. Literature or civilization courses may not be taken in translation. Students who wish to apply for Teacher's Certification should consult the College of Education.
Placement in Courses
Requirements for the Major
Students must take language-acquisition courses sequentially. Once credit has been received in a higher level language acquisition or grammar course, a lower level course may not be taken for credit.
Additional Requirement for ROML Majors:
Students must earn a grade of "C-" or higher in each course applied toward a major or minor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Additionally, an overall GPA of 2.0 in a major or minor is required for graduation.
Undergraduate Research Experiences
The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its outstanding Juniors and/or Seniors to display their research projects. The Forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's).
Annual Language Career and Internship Fair
Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a Language Career and Internship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information see the SLLC website www.sllc.umd.edu/ .
Language Partner Program (LPP)
The Language Partner Program is a joint venture between the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, the Office of International Services, and Education Abroad. International students and SLLC majors are assigned in pairs to meet weekly on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom to work in an informal yet structured way on the listening, speaking, and cultural acquisition skills of SLLC majors. SLLC students in good academic standing (3.0 GPA) and at the intermediate to advanced level sign up for a 1cr SLLC309 - Language Partner Program.
Student Societies and Professional Organizations
Individual SLLC departments hold annual induction ceremonies for students who are eligible for honor society membership.
Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .
Awards and Recognition
The UG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum.