Miami is widely considered to have one of the strongest undergraduate programs in French and Italian in the U.S. We combine the sort of individual attention found at small liberal arts colleges with a level of intellectual dynamism normally associated with a major research university. Courses range from introductory language offerings to MA seminars and cover a broad range of topics and approaches.
Emphasizing a hands-on approach to knowledge and discovery, the Department structures most of its teaching around individual research projects. These include regular course assignments, individual tutorials, the capstone experience, and our departmental Honors option.
To extend student experience further afield, we offer summer study-abroad programs in France and Italy and we support semester- and year-long foreign study through collaborations with other institutions.
Aware that many students worry that French or Italian are less practical than other majors, the Department has worked with the University’s Office of Career Services to support the professional advancement of our students. You will find resources in this website -- and events throughout the year -- specifically tailored to your career needs.
To begin discovering a rich world of ideas and experiences, please explore our website or contact our faculty.