French & Italian

French, Italian, and Francophone studies in the Department of French and Italian ensure that our students succeed in an interconnected world. We offer comprehensive undergraduate major programs with three tracks: French, French and Italian, Italian. Students may also minor in French or in Italian. We offer rigorous courses of study leading to the M.A. and the Ph.D. in French. Course work in the Department of French and Italian gives students a valuable and useful linguistic tool; offers cultural training for students specializing in other fields; prepares prospective language teachers in French and Italian; and trains majors in the literature, culture, and civilization of France, Italy, and the parts of the world where French is a major language of communication, including Québec and large parts of the Caribbean, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The Department welcomes qualified students from all disciplines, regardless of major.

Study Abroad Scholarship Applications

If you're applying for Study Abroad in a French or Italian program this summer, be sure to apply for a scholarship from the Department of French and Italian. Applications are due Friday, March 14, 2014, by 5:00 pm. To apply, download the following forms and turn in by the deadline. Winners will be announced after Spring Break.

FRIT Study Abroad Application Instruction Letter for AY 2013-2014

FRIT Study Abroad Application

FRIT Study Abroad Recommendation

FRIT Study Abroad Student Waiver

Student Advising Report Tutorial

Apr 30
French & Italian Honors Ceremony
07:00 pm
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Department News
Olivia Prouvost-Allen defended her dissertation with honors last Friday - félicitations, Olivia! Her topic: "Lutte pour la connaissance et la comprehension dans l'écriture concentrationnaire de Charlotte Delbo, Jorge Semprun et Germaine Tillion." Her work uses original archival materials from World War II smuggled out of the Ravensbrück women's concentration camp in Northern Germany, including a play written by Germaine Tillion.

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