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.

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Department News
Also, in this week's round-up of news we have great news about one of our alumni - Dr John Magerus stopped by to visit. After completing his doctorate in our department, he went on to have a distinguished career as a professor and administrator, retiring after having been Dean of the College of Liberal Studies at UW-Lacrosse and Interim Associate Provost at UW-Parkside. John made a generous donation in support of the graduate program in French, and we are grateful! You'll see more in the coming weeks about John on our alumni page. We look forward to his dropping by again on his next trip to Lawrence.

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