Alumni Story

Why I Chose Italian

Expand your world view and communicate across cultures.

Amber Lovett
B.A. Italian 2013 English, Italian, Creative Writing
Librarian, Concordia University

Alumni Story

Why I Chose French & Italian

Immerse yourself in language and explore culture at a deeper level.

Lisdye Garcia-Gonzalez
B.A. French 2016, Political Science 2018 M.A.French 2018
Lecturer of English, Université Jean Moulin Lyon III

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

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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

Talk-it-Out! in Action flier
Dr. Aurélia Mouzet, has just received an Arizona Humanities Grant for the project “History in Action” in conjunction with her forum theater program, Talk It Out! and in collaboration with Sky Islands High School.  Here is more information about the...
The 10th annual Tucson Humanities Festival features 10 events offering thought-provoking lectures, panels, readings and films by faculty and special guests, including poet and author Sandra Cisneros.   As new ideas develop and new technologies...
Nov 2
The College of Humanities invites you to celebrate the University of Arizona's 105th Homecoming.  Join us for our annual Young Alumni Brunch (with a mimosa bar!) while we enjoy remarks from our Alumna of the Year, Dana Vandersip (B.A. in Russian,...
In collaboration with The Department of French and Italian and the College of Humanities at the University of Arizona, Contemporary French Civilization published by Liverpool University Press is pleased to organize an interdisciplinary conference on...
Nov 1
The College of Humanities invites you to celebrate the University of Arizona's 105th Homecoming. Mingle with fellow Humanities alumni at our twilight rooftop mixer and meet Humanities faculty, friends and the 2019 COH Alumna of the Year, Dana...
Cover of Contemporary French & Francophone Studies
Congratulations to Dr. A-P Durand for the publication of his new essay: “La Partie émergée de l’iceberg: Frédéric Beigbeder” in Contemporary French and Francophone Studies (SITES).  23.1 (2019): 47-56.

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