Romanian Language Study

Romanian is a Romance language spoken by about 24 million people in Romania, Moldova and Ukraine. Romanian retains a number of features of Latin, such as noun cases, which other Romance languages dispensed with a long time ago. Romanian contains many words taken from the surrounding Slavic languages, and also from French, Old Church Slavonic, German, Greek and Turkish.

Romania is in southeast Europe and is slightly smaller than Oregon. The Carpathian Mountains divide Romania's upper half from north to south and connect near the center of the country with the Transylvanian Alps, running east and west. North and west of these ranges lies the Transylvanian plateau, and to the south and east are the plains of Moldavia and Walachia. In its last 190 mi (306 km), the Danube River flows through Romania only. It enters the Black Sea in northern Dobruja, just south of the border with Ukraine.

Our Courses

These are courses taught in Romanian at Duke. Intensive Romanian is offered every other year so that students may complete the language requirement in one academic year: Fall – Romanian 11 (2 credits); Spring – Romanian 203 or 212 (1 credit).

Course Number Title Curriculum Codes Crosslisting Numbers
ROMANIAN101 Introduction to Romanian Language FL
ROMANIAN102 Introduction to Romanian Language FL
ROMANIAN111 Intensive Romanian Language and Culture FL
ROMANIAN203 Intermediate Romanian Language and Culture FL
ROMANIAN212 Intensive Intermediate Romanian FL