The Louvre The Department of French and Italian provides instruction in the languages, literatures, cinema, and cultures of France, Italy, and other areas where these languages are spoken.

We offer a wide selection of undergraduate courses, covering topics ranging from the Middle Ages to Italian-American culture and the Francophone literature of Africa, the Caribbean and the Middle East.

Our MA and PhD graduate programs in French are among the national leaders in successfully placing students in academic positions, and the highly productive research faculty provide expertise in all areas of French and Italian literature.

The department offers
  • Majors and Minors in French and Italian
  • Joint BA/MA in French
  • MA in French
  • PhD in French
  • Study abroad opportunities in French and Italian to help students complete their international experience