A major in French and/or Italian gives students at the University of Pittsburgh the opportunity to study a second language in detail and to acquire an education in a literary and cultural tradition central to the humanities. Studying French and/or Italian language and literature prepares students for graduate study in law and international affairs; advanced work in the humanities; and careers in business, governmental service, and teaching. The University is committed to international study, and students are encouraged to take advantage of the numerous opportunities to study abroad. Students can also combine a major in French and/or Italian with a second major in a field such as political science, history, biology, or economics. Students who choose to study the grammar, linguistics, rhetoric, literature, and film of Italy and/or the Francophone world will acquire an invaluable technical resource and an in-depth knowledge of a diverse and foundational intellectual tradition. Students may also minor in French and/or Italian. For more information on the Department of French and Italian Languages and Literatures, see our Web site at www.frenchanditalian.pitt.edu.
CoursesFrench & Italian Languages and Literatures