The Department of French and Italian provides an intensive training in French and/or Italian literary history, theory, and criticism. The Department has long been a leader in connecting the literary to broader issues in philosophy, anthropology, history of science, and cultural history. The Department of French and Italian offers students the opportunity to pursue course work at all levels in the languages, cultures, literatures, and intellectual histories of the French and Italian traditions. Whether interested in French or Italian studies, students will find a broad range of courses covering language acquisition and refinement, literary history and criticism, cultural history and theory, continental philosophy, and romance linguistics.
The French section offers a Bachelor of Arts in French, as well as a Minor in French. Similarly, the Italian section offers B.A. in Italian and a Minor in Italian. In addition, each section offers a 'Literature and Philosophy' track to majors, leading to B.A. degrees in French and Philosophy or Italian and Philosophy. The literature and philosophy specialization offers students the opportunity to pursue interdisciplinary studies at the intersection of literature and philosophy in a structured manner and alongside similarly interested students from a variety of humanistic disciplines.
Undergraduate Student Services
Pigott Hall, Bldg. 260, Rm. 128
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Chairs of Undergraduate Studies, French (Fall)
Bldg. 260, Rm. 107
Chairs of Undergraduate Studies, French (Winter, Spring)
Bldg. 260, Rm. 104
Chair of Undergraduate Studies, Italian
Bldg. 260, Rm. 102
Undergraduate Peer Advisor