Language courses make use of CU's ALTEC language lab to provide maximum flexibility in language learning. Courses cover spoken and written language, composition and conversation.
Literature courses cover topics ranging from the Middle Ages to the twenty-first-century novel. We also offer education abroad programs in a number of Italian and French-speaking locations.
Culture courses focus on cinema, theatre, and media.
Students can choose either a major or a minor in either French or Italian. The department also offers a joint Certificate Program with Engineering, in both French and Italian.