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  • This spring, take Italian!

    Discover our Italian courses featuring innovative pedagogy, engaging experiential activities, and a deep sense of community. Embark on a learning journey that's not just about acquiring words and grammar. No matter your future career direction, Italian will enrich your experience with newly developed soft skills, intercultural sensitivity, and a global perspective.

    Take Italian
  • Be a Drill Instructor for French and Italian for the Spring 2024 term

    The program has allowed thousands of students to hone their language skills while helping their peers and gaining pedagogical confidence. The elementary language sequence consists of professor-led classes enhanced by additional small-group practice sessions known as "drill."

    Italian 2024
  • This spring, take French!

    The Department of French and Italian is a strong presence in the Humanities that is committed to engaging students throughout their college careers (and beyond!). Some of the department's students choose to major in language and literature; many others connect their study of French with courses in government, economics, history or the arts.

    Take French this Fall
  • Professor McConnell Joins House Communities

    The inaugural cohort will collaborate with house leadership teams to expand program offerings geared toward intellectual engagement and deepening faculty-student connections.

    Professor McConnell
  • Maximilien Novak wins national research prize on French diplomacy

    On June 11th, a ceremony will be hosted under the Dome of L'Académie française to present to Professor Novak the "Prix de la Fondation Tilsit 2024 pour la diplomatie" from the Institut de France for his research on the history of French Diplomacy under Napoleon.

    Institute de France
  • What is happiness? Come find out W24 in French 10.19

     "À la recherche du bonheur" with Professor Beasley @ 12: What is happiness?  How has this concept changed over the centuries?  How has its conception and treatment been influenced by social events, gender, and class?  Is there a form of happiness that is particularly French? 

    French 10.19 boost
  • F.I.R.E. OCP Rome program 2023

    July 10, 2023. We're going into the fourth week of the Rome F.I.R.E., program, and things are heating up (literally and metaphorically)!

    FIRE program