Our undergraduate programs in French and Italian feature an array of courses in language, literature, culture, professional communication and film. Available to speakers at all levels and based in the humanist tradition, our courses are designed to help students develop proficiency in the language, deepen their knowledge of the literature and culture of the places where that language is spoken, and become more marketable for jobs, graduate and professional programs, and myriad forms of service, both public and private.
Moreover, our programs offer opportunities each semester for engagement outside the classroom. Fostering a supportive student environment is an essential part of our department and we welcome you to our community.
Are you new to learning a language?
If you are new to learning a world language or unsure of the advantages that come along with this opportunity, we encourage you to visit UW-Madison Languages to understand the benefits of studying a language and the value of language in the workplace. For more information on why you should choose French and/or Italian, we invite you to explore our programs.