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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

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

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PhD Minor in French

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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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News & Events

Program Details Academic Program CEA Study Abroad has partnered with the Department of French and Italian at the University of Arizona to offer a six-week French Language, Cultures, and History program in Paris, France during the Summer 2021 term....
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Congratulations to Dr. Fabian Alfie, who recently participated in a podcast series, Canto Per Canto: Conversations with Dante in Our Time, sponsored by The Dante Society of America (https://www.dantesociety.org/education-and-…/canto-per-canto). The...
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Please help us in congratulating Dr. Ania Wroblewski whose co-edited special issue of the figure of Nemesis in art and literature , “Némésis, ou le châtiment inéluctable,” has just been published in the online journal MuseMedusa: Revue de...
Yasmin Acosta
Yasmin Acosta is a double major student studying journalism and French at the University of Arizona. To read her full piece titled “We are an ocean apart, but virus makes distance greater", click on the following link: http://arizonadailystar.az....
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Denis M. Provencher who has just published the new chapter, ““Trans/filiations épistémologiques: Ecrire la famille, la révolution et un nouveau Maroc dans ‘Lettre à ma famille’ et ‘Le chaouche’”.  It appears in...
Dr. Dalila Ayoun
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dalila Ayoun who has just published her essay "A Longitudinal Study in the L2 Acquisition of the French TAM System" in the journal Languages as part of the special issue, “The Acquisition of French as a First and...
Anna Nedlin
Please join us in congratulating Anna Nedlin who was interviewed by Michel Labrecque at Radio Canada about the upcoming presidential election.    https://ici.radio-canada.ca/premiere/emissions/desautels-le-dimanche/segments/chronique/203070/un-pays-...
Dr. Dalila Ayoun
Dr. Dalila Ayoun, Professor of French Linguistics in the Department of French and Italian, has published a new co-authored essay with Dr. Stefano Maranzana (Southern Methodist University), “Italian Grammatical Gender: A Corpus Study from a Second...

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1979
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Radio-TV
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French
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French
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