Our Department of French and Italian offers beginning and intermediate level courses in these world languages, supported by an extensive and distinctive curriculum of courses based on literary texts, film, cultural and historical documents, and other media.

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Faculty

Our faculty are both scholars and teachers who devote their careers to making important contributions to their disciplines through writing and research. They are committed to undergraduate education and teach everything from first-year seminars to advanced courses.

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Department Overview

The Department of French and Italian offers a major and minor in French and Francophone studies supported by an extensive and distinctive curriculum of courses based on literary texts, film, and cultural and historical documents, and other media. We also offer courses in beginning and intermediate Italian.

We strongly encourage students to continue their language study abroad in a variety of programs suited to their interests and level of mastery.

French and Italian News

Sophie Kemp standing against a brick wall.

Culture Writing with Sophie Kemp ’18

February 18, 2019
After graduating as a French and comparative literature double major, Sophie Kemp ’18 has been working at Pitchfork to kick-start her interests in culture writing.
Emilie Lozier '18

Emilie Lozier ’18 Wins $50,000 Science Prize

May 9, 2018
Emilie Lozier ’18 won this year’s Nexial Prize, a $50,000 award for a graduating science major who has demonstrated both academic excellence and passion for cultural study.