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Sample Specializations for the Graduate Portfolio in Romance Studies

1) Contemporary Mediterranean Studies

A French Studies student wishing to complete a portfolio specialization in contemporary
Mediterranean studies might take two graduate courses in Italian Studies and History 388K
(“The Colonial Situation in Algeria and Beyond”) and ARH 386J (“Topics in Nineteenth-
Century Art”).

2) The European Renaissance

A History student wishing to complete a portfolio specialization in the European Renaissance
might take HIS 383 (“Making the Early Modern World”) in his or her home department, then
FR 390K (“Studies in French Literature through the Renaissance”) and FR 391K (“Studies in
Criticism and Literary Genres”) and ARH 384 (“Topics in Renaissance Art”).
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