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Italian Studies Major

The Italian Studies Major provides students with intermediate proficiency in the Italian language, and a comprehensive understanding of the peoples, history, language, literature, and arts of Italy and the Italian diaspora from antiquity through the present.

The Italian Studies Major consists of 12 courses.

Students pursuing the Major typically follow the sequence below:

  • 01:560:131 Intermediate Italian I
  • 01:560:132 Intermediate Italian II
  • 01:560:321:322 Advanced Conversation and Civilization/ Advanced Conversation through Cinema
  • 01:560:231 Italian Culture I (required)
  • 01:560:232 Italian Culture II (required)

The remaining 7 courses are chosen from the Italian Studies course list.

Requirements and Exceptions:

Italian Studies Majors must achieve proficiency in Italian by taking at least 3 courses in the Italian language, beginning with 01:560:131 (Intermediate Italian I). 

Students who place above 01:560:131 (Intermediate Italian I) are required to take an additional 200- or 300- level class in Italian (250; 302; 305; 306; etc.).

01:560:231 Italian Culture I and 01:560:232 Italian Culture II are required.

1.5 credit courses do not count toward the Major.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C to count the course toward the Major.

The student's program must be approved by the Undergraduate Director.

Degree:

Upon completion of all required departmental and college coursework, students will be conferred the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies.

Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor consists of 6 courses.

At least three of the six courses must be taken in the Italian language, beginning at the level of 01:560:131 Intermediate Italian or above. Students who place above 01:560:131 (Intermediate Italian I) are required to take two additional 200- or 300-level classes in Italian (250; 302; 305; 306, etc.).

A maximum of three courses in English will count toward the Minor.

Students must earn a minimum grade of C to count the course toward the Minor.

1.5 Credit courses will not count toward either the major or the Minor.

Three additional 200- and 300-level courses forming a coherent set are to be chosen from the Departments of Art History, Classics, History, or Music.

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