From the medieval poetry of the Roman de la Rose to contemporary Italian graphic novels, from the acquisition of French by non-native speakers to the history of the language, the Department of French and Italian offers in-depth study for students who wish to pursue an MA or PhD degree in Italian, French literature, French linguistics, or an MA in French Instruction. Our faculty members, who have been recognized for their scholarly productivity, are devoted to graduate education both in and outside of the classroom. Through collaborative research, study groups, and our Student-Faculty Forum series, graduate students supplement their in-class study and develop skills for a career in academia. In addition, we have an excellent teacher-training program, and most graduate students serve as Associate Instructors of French or Italian, thereby funding their studies as well as developing their pedagogical skills. Our graduate placement rate is excellent, and our former students now hold academic positions at many highly-regarded colleges and universities, including Yale, the University of Wisconsin, Arizona State, and Davidson College.