Romance Studies

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Romance languages are vehicles of communication and exchange across Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. You'll study the literatures, languages, and cultures of the Romance World.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Arts
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and other Romance languages and civilizations have been brought to the four corners of the world by successive waves of migration, miscegenation, and settlement. Romance studies tracks the commonalities that, beyond a bewildering gamut of differences, subtend the past and present features shared – in language, history, beliefs, literature, political structure, and civilization – by people living as far apart as Northern Europe, Quebec, the Amazons, and the Southern Cone in Latin America.

The program leads to the the Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Romance Studies.

Campus features

UBC has exchange agreements with universities in Chile, Costa Rica, Italy, France, Mexico, Spain, and Switzerland, allowing up to two terms of study to earn credits towards your UBC degree.

Program Requirements

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