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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. Dalila Ayoun and our graduate students for a very successful first Arizona Graduate Conference in French on February 23-24. The event drew graduate students and scholars from around the world for a weekend of presentations,...
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Prof. Aileen A. Feng has been awarded a Short-Term Research Fellowship from the Renaissance Society of America to conduct archival work in Italy during Summer 2018. Prof. Feng will spend three months in Italy continuing research for her new...
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Congratulations to Dr. Ania Wroblewski (Ph.D. Université de Montréal) who has just accepted the position of assistant professor of Contemporary French Studies in our department.  Dr. Wroblewski is a specialist in contemporary French literature, art...
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Congratulations to Dr. Lucy Swanson (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) who has just accepted the position of assistant professor of French and Caribbean Studies in our department.  She comes to us with several years of teaching experience both at...
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Congratulations to Dr. A-P Durand who has just co-authored with Alain Milon (U Paris Ouest-Nanterre) and Charles Norton (ASU) a new book chapter, “Pédagogie Hip-Hop Trans-Amérique.”  This chapter has just appeared in Heurs et malheurs du système...
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April 20th, 2018
You are invited to attend graduate student Kaitlin Porter's MA theis defense: "L'analyse par l'illustration" on April 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm.
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April 20th, 2018
Please join us for the Italian 420 Student Showcase to be held April 20, 2018 at 5:00pm in the Presidio Room of the Student Union Memorial Center.   
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Congratulations to Dr. Aurélia Mouzet whose chapter, "Deriding the I: Tales of Darkness and Laughter in An Angel at my Table" has just been published in an edited volume, Janet Frame in Focus: Women Analyze the Works of the New Zealand Writer. ...
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Join one of our French & Italian courses this summer! 
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April 24th, 2018
You are invited to attend graduate student Ama Ayehbea Addison's MA theis defense: "L'acquisition du genre grammatical par des apprenants du français" on April 24, 2018 from 1:00-2:00pm.
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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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B.A.
French
1979
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Greek
1979
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Philosophy
1979
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Radio-TV
1979
Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Gabriella Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2010
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Communication
2010
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History
2010