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

Dr. Aileen A. Feng was elected to a five-year term on the Forum Executive Committee for Medieval and Renaissance Italian Literature of the Modern Language Association (MLA).
Dr. Robert Ariew has been invited to give a keynote address at Istanbul Technical University.  His talk will be on Technology and Language Teaching at the "State of English in Higher Education...
The undergraduate students of French 302 have produced a magazine from scratch.  The students worked with Dr. Joseph-Gabriel to design everything from the title and cover to the interviews and...