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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

News & Events

Dr. Fabian Alfie, professor of Italian, was featured in a story by UA News in how the work of the famed poet Dante Alighieri has remained a focal point of popular interest for centuries. Read the full story here:  Four Questions: 'Inferno' Unveils...
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Congratulations to French major Daniel Anthony Salvador! Daniel is the recipient of the generous award from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program for Spring 2017, during which he'll be studying abroad at the Université de...
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Professor Beppe Cavatorta was selected to deliver the keynote address at Montclair State University’s Symposium EduMusica: Songs and Music in the Italian Curriculum.
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Dr. Dalila Ayoun has been invited to serve as the interpreter for the talk that Noam Chomsky will give in Paris on November 24 at la Bibliothèque nationale de France. He will receive la Médaille d'or de Philologie à l'Assemblée nationale on November...
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Dr. Irène d’Almeida recieved a Superior Teaching Award from the Humanities Seminars Program for her course "African Writers and Filmmakers: Changing Scenes on Screens."  Read more: https://uaatwork.arizona.edu/uannounce/four-university-professors-...
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Congratulations to Dr. Annette Joseph-Gabriel who has received a research award from the Start for Success Program through the Office of Research, Discovery & Innovation (RDI) at the UA.  Dr. Joseph-Gabriel will be conducting research in the...
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FRENCH/SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISTION AND TEACHING, TENURE ELIGIBLE Position Summary The Department of French and Italian within the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona...
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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR - FRENCH/FRANCOPHONE, TENURE ELIGIBLE Position Summary The Department of French and Italian within the School of International Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SILLC) at the University of Arizona invites applications for a...
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