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International Students

The major starts with Spanish 310 for both U.S. and international students, including those who are native speakers of Spanish. The courses in the major are given in Spanish and focus on literature, culture, and linguistics. For the native speaker, the Spanish major deepens language skills while building a strong knowledge and skill base in the liberal arts, and opens the way to a variety of careers.

International students may also like to know that the University requirement in literature can be taken in any language. Students from the Hispanic world majoring in other fields often take literature and other advanced courses in Spanish to fulfill the literature requirement and/or as Humanities electives.

For international students from other world areas, the program will work in the same way as it does for U.S. students. With its global orientation, our department is happy to welcome you.

To learn more about being admitted to UL Lafayette as an international student, visit the Office of International Affairs.

Fabrice Leroy, Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée

Professor Fabrice Leroy contributed two lengthy chapters to Le Bouquin de la bande dessinée: Dictionnaire esthétique et thématique, edited by Thierry Groensteen, the leading French expert on comics and graphic novels. Published by Robert Laffont Editions in Paris in collaboration with the Cité Internationale de la Bande Dessinée et de l'Image, this 928-page reference work contains in-depth essays from over 40 international scholars who examined a variety of comics-related notions, including historical movements, publishing trends, subgenres, aesthetic and formal devices, themes, and correlations with cultural history. Each entry of this volume is illustrated by an original drawing from renowned French cartoonist Lewis Trondheim. This publication is a flagship event of the French Ministry of Culture’s “Année de la Bande Dessinée,” which coordinates various museum and library exhibitions, as well as festivals across France, in a celebration of comics as an art form (January 2020-June 2021). Fabrice Leroy’s contributions to this volume are devoted to detective fiction (“Polar”) and to the depiction of everyday life in graphic novels (“Quotidien”).