Study the world beyond the classroom

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

The Department of French and Italian is very happy to announce that our colleague Dr. Beppe Cavatorta has been elected president of the American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI) for a three-year term beginning in January 2018.     The...
Denis M. Provencher, head of the department of French & Italian, has received an award from the Association for Queer Anthropology for his newly published book. Provencher’s Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (...