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Alumni Story

Why I Chose French Studies

French is more than just a language; it's actually a different way of viewing the world.

Bryce Coughlin
B.A. French, Anthropology
Director & Senior Counsel - Intellectual Property, Netflix

Ready to begin your studies? Declare French 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 Department Website.

Here you will find information on degrees, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in French, study abroad opportunities in  France, extra-curricular activitiescontact information, and more.

About us

  • We offer a BA and an MA in French
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • 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

Looking for information on Italian Studies?  Please visit their program site at italian.arizona.edu

Meet Remy

Learning languages opens doors to a bigger world for Remy. Majoring in French, Arabic and political science, she’s a global go-getter with the skills for a career abroad.

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Dr. Aurelia Mouzet
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Aurélia Mouzet whose article has just appeared in print: "Terre promise? Terre maudite? Le mythe de l'exode et la quête d'une (post)mémoire transatlantique dans La saison de l'ombre de Léonora Miano." Etudes...
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  Dr. Aurélia Mouzet and some of the graduate students in the Department of French Studies enjoying a socially distant get-together.   There’s nothing better than a hike in our beautiful Saguaro National Park to get to know each other, enjoy the...
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Please help us in congratulating Kendyl Bostic, a French major in the Department of French Studies, who is the spring 2021 recipient of the Van de Verde Memorial Scholarship, part of the generous College of Humanities scholarship program. We are...
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Fulfill Degree Requirements with French! All courses are fully online (asynchronous) and fulfill Gen Ed requirements unless otherwise indicated*.   Summer Pre-Session (05/17/2021 - 06/05/2021) FREN                  101                    Elementary...

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B.A.
French
1979
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Greek
1979
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Philosophy
1979
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Radio-TV
1979
Patricia (Patsy Nau) Mertz
B.A.
French
1969
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Ph.D.
French
2001