2022-23 Courses


Not sure what level of RLL course you belong in?  Haven’t taken the placement exam?  Students may register for the online placement exams in French, Italian, and Spanish at

You may also refer to this chart: Which course should I take?

To find courses offered by RLL, choose "advanced search", then select "Romance Languages & Lit" from the drop down menu for Department/Field.  You can also use keywords from a course title or the instructor's name to find a specific course offering in MyHarvard.

The Department of Romance Languages and Literatures offers courses in Catalan, French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish, as well as in Latin American Studies, and Romance Studies. Offerings range in level from introductory language courses to graduate seminars.

RLL faculty also teach courses in other departments and programs at Harvard, including General Education, Freshman Seminars, Comparative Literature, History of Art and Architecture, Studies of Women, Gender and Sexuality, and Visual and Environmental Studies.

Not sure which level of course you should take?  The guide below helps explain the difficulty levels of our course numbering hierarchy.

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