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 Studies and Italian Studies. At the graduate level the department provides three subject tracks leading to doctors degrees in French Studies, French Linguistics, and Italian Studies.
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.
The department hosts study abroad opportunities in Lyon, France and Rome, Italy.
Rome Study Program
Lyon Summer Program
Learn French Online
🇫🇷💻 Learn French online, find out more:
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.
Sponsors Italian-language activities. See our Facebook page or contact Antonella Olson for more information.
Undergraduate French Society
All levels of French are welcome. Students may contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Why Study Italian?
🇮🇹🌍 Why study Italian? Check out this video and explore course offerings in the department here.
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
(In-Person Availability: W/Th, 9am-3pm)
(Available M-F, 9am-12pm & 1pm-3pm)
Virtual Walk-In Availability
(no appointment necessary)
Undergraduate Faculty Advisors
Undergraduate French Faculty Advisor
HRH 3.112A (please email for availability)
Undergraduate Italian Faculty Advisor
Antonella Del Fattore-Olson
HRH 2.106B (please email for availability)