Italian Studies Major - Bachelor of Arts
The Italian Studies Program offers courses in Italian language, culture, literature, history, and cinema, as well as courses on Italian American culture. Italian courses can also be used to fulfill Discovery Program requirements and the Bachelor of Arts foreign language proficiency requirement. In addition to the Italian Studies major, an Italian Studies minor is available.
The Program provides opportunities, including studying in Italy, both to achieve high competence in Italian language and culture and to apply these knowledge skills to other disciplines. The Italian Studies Program encourages independent and innovative thinking and research so that students may pursue and achieve individualized goals while they prepare for the challenges of thriving in the world community.
The Italian Studies major curriculum consists of 10 courses (40 credits) that include:
|Advanced Language Proficiency||ITAL 632: Advanced Conversation and Composition II or equivalent proficiency||0-24|
|Sixteen credits minimum at upper level||600-level or above ITAL courses||16+|
|Study Abroad||Minimum of one semester approved immersion experience abroad|
|Two complementary courses||Two courses from approved complementary disciplines of Classics, Humanities or similar approved electives. Choose from the electives list below.||8|
|Discovery Capstone Requirement||Choose one of the following options:
a. Thesis: ITAL 795 or ITAL 796: Independent Study in Italian Language and Literature
b. Seminar: one 700 level ITAL course
c. Internship: ITAL 595A: Practicum
|Additional ITAL||Any additional ITAL courses that may be needed to reach 40 credits.|
- The minimum grade for each major course is a C.
- Once students declare the Italian Studies major, they must maintain a 2.5 cumulative grade point average in order to fulfill the study abroad requirement.
- Major department courses may not be used to satisfy Discovery category requirements except in the case of a second or dual major.
“Italy: The Extraordinary Commonplace”
This video, presented at the 2015 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, describes Italy’s important contributions to the global community. Click the YouTube icon to view at full size.