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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.

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Ready to begin your studies? Declare French or Italian Major

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

Ready to declare your minor?
PhD Minor in French

Check out our listing of current and future courses. View Course Schedule

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

Congratulations to Dr. Joe Price whose recent edited volume, LA JEUNE FRANCOPHONIE AMÉRICAINE: Langue et culture chez les jeunes d'héritage francophone aux Etats-Unis d'Amérique, has just been published with L’Harmattan. For more information, see...
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On November 28, Margherita Berti, Stefano Maranzana, and Jake Monzingo hosted a unique event to allow students to experience Italy without even leaving the classroom. Google Cardboard glasses let Italy come to the UofA! Read more about this fun...
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January 10th, 2018 to May 2nd, 2018
Talk-it-OUT ! is an inquiry-based theatre workshop program that teaches students from the 7th grade through college how to use interactive theatre performance to foster discussion and enhance the community’s awareness of diversity issues. Program...
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Congratulations to Dr. Dalila Ayoun and Dr. Aurélia Mouzet who have both been awarded Teaching and Outreach Grants from the College of Humanities for 2018.  Dr. Ayoun received full funding for the project, “Arizona Graduate Student Conference in...
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Congratulations to Dr. Aurélia Mouzet for her essay: "Magie blanche, magie noire, magie grise: Figures de la sorcière dans le roman féminin guadeloupéen."  published this month. Please see here for the complete essay. 
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Congratulations to French and Italian Department Head Dr. Denis Provencher who was just named Acting Director for The Institute for LGBT Studies for Spring 2018. Read more about his appointment here.
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Grad students and faculty from the French and Italian department came together on December 1 for a fun potluck and rousing game of Jeopardy. The well attended activity put on by the Graduate French Student Association allowed students and their...
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Congratulations to Dr. Beppe Cavatorta for having his talk highlighted in a recent article.  The full text can be found here: https://www.lavocedinewyork.com/arts/libri/2017/11/17/i-poeti-italiani-q...
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Félicitations to Dr. Mouzet for her article “Les acteurs noirs du cinéma français: de l’ombre à la lumière?” published in Voix Plurielles! Read the article here.
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Alumni News & Directory

Our French and Italian majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Mark Andre Goodfriend
B.A.
French
1979
B.A.
Greek
1979
B.A.
Philosophy
1979
B.A.
Radio-TV
1979
Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Gabriella Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2010
B.A.
Communication
2010
B.A.
History
2010