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The graduate program provides students with a strong base of knowledge in French and Francophone Studies, encompassing the areas of literature, culture, film, and linguistics. Students are encouraged to develop a firm foundation in both historical and critical studies, with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary research. Faculty interests such as art history, comparative literature, critical theory, cultural linguistics, discourse analysis, film studies, philosophy, visual studies, and women’s studies ensure that students are exposed to a broad array of interdisciplinary approaches. In addition to the formal training in their specific area of specialization, students also receive training in foreign language pedagogy and are closely supervised as they teach the lower-division language courses.


Program Address

Department of French and Italian
207 Sproul Hall
One Shields Ave
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2115
(530) 752-8630

Program Type

Departmentally-Based Graduate Program
Lead Dean: 
College of Letters and Science
Major Code: 

Degree Requirements

Administrative ByLaws

Application Deadlines

Jan 15, 2018
Space Available: 
Jun 1, 2018
Prospective Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018
Continuing Student Fellowship: 
Jan 15, 2018

Degrees Offered

M.A. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B

Admission Requirements


Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Chair

  • Graduate Program Chair
  • French & Italian
  • 07/20/2015

Academic Advisors

  • Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
  • French & Italian
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018
  • Advisor: General
  • French & Italian
  • 09/01/2015 to 08/31/2018

Student Affairs Officer in Graduate Studies