The Department of French and Italian

French and Italian at UT

The Department of French and Italian offers innovative instruction and research in literature, language, and linguistics, as well as in cultural and visual studies.

At the undergraduate level, the Department awards bachelors degrees in French and Italian. Our majors possess advanced language proficiency, a critical awareness of Italian, French, and Francophone cultural issues, and a refined understanding of language, literature, and the arts.

At the graduate level, the Department provides coursework and professionalization leading to doctoral degrees in French Studies, Italian Studies, and French Linguistics. The graduate programs are complemented by Doctoral Portfolio Programs in Romance Linguistics and Romance Studies. Our PhD students are exposed to theoretical approaches in their academic field, receive extensive teaching experience and training, and are able to carry out independent scholarly research.

Departmental staff and faculty offices are located in Homer Rainey Hall (HRH) on 21st Street between the Harry Ransom Center and Benedict Hall. The main telephone number is (512) 471-5531, with fax at (512) 471-8492. 


  • 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