Major in Italian Studies
THE MAJOR IN LANGUAGES AND LINGUISTICS: ITALIAN
- ITA 1120 Beginning Italian Language and Culture I
- ITA 1121 Beginning Italian Language and Culture II
- ITA 2220 Intermediate Italian Language and Culture I
- ITA 2221 Intermediate Italian Language and Culture II
(An 8-credit Intensive Beginning Italian ITA 1150 is offered during the Summer A semester, and Italian language and culture instruction is available during our Study Abroad programs in Venice and Orvieto).
F = alternate Fall semesters
SP = alternate Spring semesters
SU = summer
Each course must be passed with a grade of “C” or better; The courses indicated in italic are part of certificate programs in other departments and cross listed in these departments. The courses marked with a asterisk (*) are taught in English; those marked with a double asterisk are also offered as part of certificate programs. In both cases Italian majors must perform the reading and writing assignments in Italian, provided they have reached the appropriate level; in addition, a minimum of 20 credits must be earned in courses taught in the target language. The courses in bold have "Study Abroad" prefixes. Study Abroad is highly recommended.
|Credits Needed||Category and title||Semester|
|ITA 3420 Advanced Italian Language and Culture I (4)
(ITA 3421 may be taken before ITA 3420)
|ITA 4930 Special Topics: Italian Conversation & Composition||SP|
|ITA 2952 Italian Language and Culture Study Abroad (4)|
|ITT 2502 Italian Culture and Society* (3)|
|ITA 4930 Special Topics: Readings in Italian Culture (3)||SP|
|ITA 4930 Special Topics: The Italian American Experience (3)||SP|
|ITA 4930 Special Topics: The History of Italian Cinema (3)||F|
|ITT 3522 Italian-American Cinema** (3)||F|
|ITT 3956 Italian Culture Study Abroad|
|ITA 3952 Italian Culture Study Abroad|
|ITW 3100 Italian Lit. & Civ. Middle Ages and Renaissance (3)||SP|
|ITW 3101 Italian Lit. & Civ. Baroque-Present (3)||SP|
|6||ITALIAN LITERATURE AND CIVILIZATION|
|(May be substituted with additional course work in Italian culture or linguistics, depending on student’s career or academic plans)|
|ITT 4440 Dante: The ‘Commedia’ in Translation** (3)||SP|
|ITT 3520 Italian Cinema: From Text to Screen**(3)||F|
|ITT 3110 Literature in Translation: The Italian Tradition (3)||F/SP|
|ITA 4930 Special Topics (ex. The Modern Italian Short Story, The Modern Italian Novel, The Novella of the Renaissance, The City in the Italian literary Imagination) (3)||F/SP|
|ITW 4905 Directed Independent Study (permission req.) (1-3)||F/SP/SU|
|ITW 4957 Italian Literature Abroad (1-4)|
|LIN 3010 Introduction to Linguistics (3)|
|Linguistics elective (ITA 4930 La lingua italiana attraverso isecoli) (3)|
|3||RESEARCH AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC METHODS|
|FOL 3880 Research and Bibliographic Methods – desirable co-requisite: any literature or culture course requiring a MLA-style research paper (3)||F/SP|
Must be chosen in consultation with the Head of Italian Studies from among any of the program-compatible courses offered in the Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature, or in other departments in the College of Arts and Letters. They may, of course, include additional course work in Italian.
A concentration of the 12 departmental and/or college electives in one area can easily become a minor in another language, discipline, or a certificate, with minimal additional course work. This option is recommended especially for those seeking admission to graduate programs in the Humanities, or those who seek a wider humanities background.
Double Major in the Department/College/University:
You might consider combining the B.A. in Italian with another language or discipline (including areas in other colleges), depending on your future career plans. At all times, make sure you seek the advice of faculty in both departments or programs and make sure they both monitor your progress towards the degree. Consult the Registrar’s office for the most recent information and guidelines.
Related certificates are offered in: Classical Studies, Ethnic Studies, Film and Video Studies, Jewish Studies, Caribbean and Latin American Studies, and Women’s Studies.