ROMANCE LANGUAGES (ROML)

ROML 50. First-Year Seminar: The Art and Science of Language: Orality and Literacy in the Information Age. 3 Credits.

Students examine the expressive use of language in oral and written texts. Particular emphasis is placed on the contribution of the cognitive sciences to an understanding of how humans communicate.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 51. First-Year Seminar: National and Cultural Identities in the Romance Areas. 3 Credits.

Explores the development of national identities in the Romance world, focusing on conscious and unconscious attitudes toward language that helped fashion the four major Romance languages. Honors version available
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 52. First-Year Seminar: The Value of Language in Identity: Hispanics in the United States. 3 Credits.

This course explore the cultural challenges for Spanish-speaking immigrants in the United States, particularly the importance of language in culture and identity.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 53. First-Year Seminar: Oral Histories of Our Local Hispanic Community. 3 Credits.

Introduces students to procedures for gathering, transcribing, and analyzing oral histories and to issues related to the growing Hispanic population at both the national and local levels.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 54. First-Year Seminar: Issues in Francophone Literature. 3 Credits.

Studies such issues as national identities and national memory; the impact of colonization, postcolonialism, and globalization; conflicts between tradition and modernity; and the place of women in history.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 55. First-Year Seminar: Writing with an Accent: Latino Literature and Culture. 3 Credits.

A study of the literary production of Hispanics living in the United States. Examines works by Chicano, Puerto Rican, Nuyorican, Dominican, and Cuban American writers. Honors version available
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 56. First-Year Seminar: Italians in Search of Harmony. 3 Credits.

This course explores the concept of harmony in selected Italian writers from Dante to contemporary film directors.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 58. First-Year Seminar: Mexican Women across Borders and Genres. 3 Credits.

Participants read poems, letters, stories, and short novels by Mexican women of the 20th century. Focus on gender and transgression, feminism, identity formation, and marginality. Selections from Elena Poniatowska, Sandra Cisneros, Cristina Rivera Garza, Ana Clavel, and Ángeles Mastretta, among others.
Gen Ed: LA.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 60. First-Year Seminar: Spanish and Entrepreneurship: Language, Culture, and North Carolina Communities. 3 Credits.

Students study Spanish language and Latino cultures through the lens of social entrepreneurship, a process of opportunity recognition, resource gathering, and value creation that brings sustainability to a social mission.
Gen Ed: CI, EE-Service Learning.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 61. First-Year Seminar: Language in Autism and Developmental Disorders. 3 Credits.

In the United States, 17 percent of children have a developmental disability. How do they learn and use language to communicate, socialize, and achieve goals? How do we improve their language skills? This course examines these and other questions and helps students understand and carry out research with special populations.
Gen Ed: SS.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 62. First-Year Seminar: What Happened to Latin?. 3 Credits.

Analysis of how Latin transformed the linguistic configuration of the world and its lasting impact on culture and science. No previous knowledge of Latin or of any Romance language necessary to enroll.
Gen Ed: HS, GL.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 89. First -Year Seminar: Special Topics. 3 Credits.

Special topics course. Content will vary by each semester. Honors version available
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 6 total credits. 2 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 229. Literature in the Romance Languages. 3 Credits.

An introduction to literature in the Romance languages. All readings in English translation. Focus and readings will vary. Honors version available
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 280. Social Theory and Cultural Diversity. 3 Credits.

Introduction to basic paradigms of thinking about cultural difference (race, gender, nationality, religion, etc.), shaping how we act, think, and imagine as members of diverse cultures.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 500. Research Methods for Romance Languages and European Studies. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, B.A. with honors student or M.A. student. Provides training in research methodology for a B.A. with honors or M.A. thesis. Students will learn to conceptualize an original research project and to identify and assess the current intellectual debates in their chosen areas of research.
Gen Ed: EE-Mentored Research.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 600. Masters Workshop on Theory. 3 Credits.

This graduate seminar consists of a series of in-depth studies of several major contemporary approaches to literary theory. Designed primarily as an elective for masters candidates in Romance Languages, this course aims to prepare students for advanced literature and literary theory courses.

ROML 650. The Politics of Remembering: Memory, History, and Power in 20th-Century Europe. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary, comparative, and multimedia approach to the question of memory and history in 20th-century Europe. Explores individual memory, collective memory, and commemoration. Survey of interdisciplinary approaches to the field and an examination of historical sites through the narratives of mental illness, fiction, memoir, testimonial literature, photography, and film.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 660. Film and Culture in Brazil and Spanish America. 3 Credits.

Critical examination of 20th-century Latin American cultural history in Brazil and Spanish-speaking countries, including Mexico, Cuba, El Salvador, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina. Course is framed between late 19th-century modernization and the contemporary discussion on globalization.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 665. Reading Latin American Film and Photography. 3 Credits.

Required preparation, one Spanish or Portuguese major-level literature course or permission of the instructor. Critical readings of photography through the lens of Brazilian and Spanish-American written, photographic, and film archives. This course is designed for graduate and advanced undergraduate students and considers current theoretical movements in photography alongside the historical, political, and aesthetic debates shaping the field of Latin American visual culture.
Gen Ed: VP, BN.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 698. Seminar in Romance Languages: Capstone Course. 3 Credits.

Capstone course.
Grading status: Letter grade.

ROML 700. Theories and Techniques of Teaching. 3 Credits.

Required of all new graduate instructors. Exploration of theoretical issues in teaching Romance languages with their practical applications, including the integration of technology.

ROML 707. Film Theory and Practice. 3 Credits.

Introduction to theoretical, analytical and historical approaches to narrative cinema in the Spanish-speaking world. For graduate students with no prior experience working with film.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ROML 751. Introduction to Medieval Studies. 3 Credits.

Interdisciplinary course to introduce graduate students to the sources, methods, and approaches of medieval studies.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ROML 755. Workshop on Literary Theory and Research Methods. 1.5 Credit.

An introduction to contemporary theoretical positions to acquaint the student with issues posed by formalism, Marxism, feminism, and deconstruction. Orientation to Romance bibliography and research methods.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ROML 756. Topics in Translation Studies. 3 Credits.

Permission of instructor. A rotating topic seminar on translation studies, providing an overview of the field and/or specializing in one or more sub-topics: post-colonialism, feminism, theory/practice, adaptation, censorship, activism. See department announcements for current topic and reading list. In English. Fulfills 'theory' requirement for graduate students.

ROML 820. Introduction to Latin for Romance Studies. 3 Credits.

Thorough study of the basic grammar and syntax of classical Latin, followed by readings from representative medieval literary texts and a sampling of writings by the Italian humanists. Restricted to graduate students in the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures.

ROML 824. Romance Paleography. 3 Credits.

Study of the development of medieval romance book hands and diplomatics from their origins to the advent of printing; with practical exercises.

ROML 825. Provençal. 3 Credits.

Linguistic analysis of the langue d'oc and investigation of medieval Provençal literature.

ROML 830. Seminar in Romance Languages. 3 Credits.

Topic determined by instructor and announced in advance.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.

ROML 840. Special Readings. 1-21 Credits.

ROML 870. Minor Romance Tongues. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the historical development of Catalan, Rhaeto-Romance, and Rumanian. Readings in period texts.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit.

ROML 992. Master's (Non-Thesis). 3 Credits.

ROML 993. Master's Research and Thesis. 3 Credits.

ROML 994. Doctoral Research and Dissertation. 3 Credits.