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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

Accelerated Master's Program

Earn your Bachelor's and Master's degree in French in 5 years.

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News & Events

Congratulations to Dr. Annette Joseph-Gabriel who has just been awarded the Africana Studies Competitive Research Grant for Affiliated Faculty.  This generous award will allow Dr. Joseph-Gabriel to travel to Oxford University where she was invited...
Congratulations to Dr. Dalila Ayoun who delivered an invited presentation on Friday 24 February at the Université de Toulouse – Jean Jaurès.  The title of her talk: “Le genre grammatical en français et italien: transparence ou opacité?”   For more...
Ama Ayehbea Addison, MA candidate in French, has had her paper accepted (“The Role of the Mother Tongue in Second Language Acquisition”) for presentation at the KFLC: Languages, Literatures and Cultures Conference in Lexington, KY (April 20-22, 2017...
Congratulations to Borbala Gaspar, Ph.D. student in SLAT and GAT in Italian Studies, who received a Student/Faculty Interaction (SFI) Grant from Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, Academic Initiatives and Student Success (SAEM/AISS).  The...
Congratulations to Dr. Fabian Alfie, who just published “La donna taverna: La ballata delle due cognate ubriache” as part of a collection of essays for a conference held in June 2015, "La poesia italiana prima di Dante" (Italian Poetry before Dante).
April 3rd, 2017
The Department of French and Italian will be hosting Laurence Le Guen (CELLAM Research Center, University of Rennes) to give a talk on photoliterature in children's books.  The talk will be in French: Si aujourd’hui il est communément admis de...
We are very happy to announce that Dr. Marie-Pierre Bouchard (Ph.D. Université du Québec à Montréal) has accepted our offer and will join us as Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies on August 15, 2017.   Welcome to the department!
Congratulations to Dr. Annette Joseph-Gabriel who will be awarded The Margaret M. Briehl & Dennis T. Ray Five Star Award!
The Department is very happy to announce that Emily Hellmich (doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley) has accepted our offer and will join us as Assistant Professor of French and SLAT on August 15, 2017!
Congratulations to Dr. Aileen A. Feng who has officially published her monograph with the University of Toronto Press! Writing Beloveds: Humanist Petrarchism and the Politics of Gender  "Covering a period from the late-fourteenth to mid-sixteenth...