The UA department of French and Italian offers cutting-edge language programs, including an MA in French with several emphasis tracks and one of the largest number of Italian majors in the United States.

Welcome to the UA's French and Italian Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French or Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy and France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer BAs in Italian and French and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian Programs in the United States
  • Study abroad opportunities in Orvieto, Italy
  • A diverse French program, with courses in second language acquisition, francophonie, French literature, culture and language
  • One of the oldest and best-established study abroad programs in the University of Arizona (Paris)
  • World-renowned scholars in French and Francophone language, literatures and cultures
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture

News & Events

Despite the fact that Gaspara Stampa (1523?-1554) has been recognized as one of the greatest and most creative poets and musicians of the Italian Renaissance, scholarship on her work has been...
Thursday, October 8, 2015 - 5:00pm
Irène D’Almeida, Professor of French, will be giving a talk entitled More than Words: Translating Culture in Language.  In her talk she will discuss the particular difficulties and challenges in...
Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 6:30pm
Aileen Feng, Assistant Professor of Italian, and Fabian Alfie, Professor of Italian, will be giving a talk with David Christiana, Professor in the College of Fine Arts.  Professor Christiana...