The Department of French and Italian

Overview

The Department of French and Italian faculty and staff provide and support innovative, high quality teaching responsive to educational needs and interests of students through courses in pedagogy, language teaching, literary criticism, and cultural studies. The department offers the innovative online resources Français Interactif and Tex's French Grammar.

The department offers bachelors degrees in French and Italian. At the graduate level the department provides three subject tracks leading to masters and doctors degrees in French: French and Francophone Literature; French Linguistics; Romance Linguistics. Graduate courses in Italian support graduate degrees in other departments and cross-disciplinary offerings.

Offices are located in Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) on 21st Street between the Harry Ransom Center and Benedict Hall. The building was originally the UT Music Building and was renamed in honor of former UT President Homer Rainey (1939-1944). The department shares this interesting 1950s Spanish Colonial style building with the Jessen Auditorium and The Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Scholarships

Annual undergraduate scholarships are awarded by the Department of French & Italian every Spring.  2016-2017 application deadline TBA.

 


Tavola Italiana

Informal Italian conversation practice Fridays 3-4pm at the Texas Union's Cactus Café. Open to all students of Italian. See our Facebook page or contact Antonella Olson for more information.


Circolo Italiano

Sponsors Italian-language activities. See our Facebook page or contact Antonella Olson for more information. 


Cineforum Italiano

Screening of six Italian movies throughout the semester. Check out our Upcoming Events for a list of screenings. See our Facebook page or contact Adria Frizzi for more information.


Le Cercle Français

Informal French conversation practice Fridays in the French & Italian Lounge (HRH 2.118) from 3-4pm. Open to all students of French. Contact Nancy Guilloteau for more information.


IFE Internship Funding

Applications for IFE (Internships in Francophone Europe) funding for 2017 are closed. 2018 application coming soon.


Department of French and Italian Scholarship

Scholarships are awarded every Spring semester. Check back for Spring 2017 deadlines.


Resources


  • Department of French and Italian

    University of Texas at Austin
    201 W 21st Street STOP B7600
    HRH 2.114A
    Austin, TX 78712-1800
    512-471-5531