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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

Dr. Deborah Kaye
The Religious Studies Review recently published Dr. Deborah Kaye’s review essay, “Jewish Continuity and Mediterranean History: Medieval and Early Modern Studies,” which was inspired by her interests in and work on Mediterranean Studies and her new...
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Some in the DRC identify opposition leader Martin Fayulu as the winner but official results have yet to be released.
Phyllis Taoua, UA Professor of Francophone Studies, has a new op-ed in The Conversation, saying the Dec. 30 election shows "the quiet work of pro-democracy activism has been ongoing in the Democratic Republic of Congo since 2012 and the process of...
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Congratulations to Ms. Anne-Marie Engels-Brooks who has received the 2019 Award for Excellence in Global Service offered jointly by the Center for English as a Second Language (CESL) and UA Global.  Ms. Engels-Brooks will be honored at the Global...
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Paris and the Marginalized Author
Congratulations to Dr. Denis Provencher whose new book chapter has just appeared:  ““Je suis terroriste, pédé et le fils de Marilyn Monroe”: Cinematic Stars and Transfiliaton in Abdellah Taïa’s Infidèles (2012).”  Paris and the Marginalized Author:...
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Please join us in congratulating Dr. Dalila Ayoun who has been appointed by the Board of Trustees to an Expert Panel on the Flemish Council for Scientific Research (FWO).  The Expert Panels evaluate national and international research grants,...
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Black Resistance in the Americas
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Aurélia Mouzet whose chapter, “Rewriting the Bible: the Jesus Figure in Black Atlantic Women's Literature" was just published in the edited volume, Black Resistance in the Americas, eds. D.A Dunkley & S....
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Dr. Denis Provencher
Check out the latest New Books in French Studies podcast featuring an interview with Denis Provencher, the author of Queer Maghrebi French: Language, Temporalities, Transfiliations (Liverpool University Press, 2017). You can tune in here. New Books...
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Join one of our French & Italian courses this Spring!
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A Virtual Journey to Italy - iSpace (students)
Dr. Letizia Bellocchio, Lecturer, Department of French & Italian, shared with her Italian 301 and 302 students a Virtual Journey To Italy on Thursday November 29 in the University of Arizona iSpace. Through this multidisciplinary learning...
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Bruce Chamberlain, Bella Vivante, Fabian Alfie, AP Durand
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Fabian Alfie who was honored last week with three other UA faculty members by receiving a superior teaching award for his course on Dante’s Inferno as part of the Humanities Seminar’s Program.   For more...
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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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Andre Goodfriend
B.A.
French
1979
B.A.
Greek
1979
B.A.
Philosophy
1979
B.A.
Radio-TV
1979
Jessica Polsky
B.A.
Italian
1998
B.F.A.
Dance
1998
Gabriella Ziccarelli
B.A.
Italian
2010
B.A.
Communication
2010
B.A.
History
2010