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Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies

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Within the Department of French, Francophone and Italian Studies, we consider the study of language and culture as essential components of any education.

We offer a wide range of language, literature, and culture courses that emphasize the importance of languages spoken by nearly 200 million people in 70 countries worldwide. The French and Italian curricula feature community-based learning initiatives, a business language program, an International Film Festival, as well as internship and study abroad opportunities in Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean.

We invite you to explore the individual web pages to learn more about the department at the College of Charleston.

Department Spotlight

Video Highlight

Massimo Maggiari

View this Video Highlight where he Conducts Field Research about Roald Amundsen and the Northwest Passage.

Read his Faculty Spotlight Interview where he speaks about his life and where he draws inspiration.

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