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Students in our department explore French, Francophone, and Italian cultures, societies, literatures, and languages.  Our courses cover literary, cultural and intellectual histories, as well as in-depth specializations in post-colonial studies; film and media studies; medieval, Enlightenment, and modern literature and culture; literary and cultural theory; historical linguistics; and second-language acquisition. The Department offers introductory language courses to students who wish to learn French or Italian, General Education courses on topics ranging from Mediterranean Voyages to Mafia Movies, undergraduate majors and minors to students who would like to delve deeper into Francophone or Italian cultures, and M.A. programs and direct-admit Ph.D. programs in Italian or French and Francophone Studies for graduate students. Together with the Office of International Affairs, we offer foreign study programs in Québec, Canada; Dijon, Montpellier, Nantes and Paris, France; Lecce and Siena, Italy; and Dakar, Senegal. Bienvenu* and Benvenut*!

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