Italian (B.A.)

The 36 credit Italian major provides language courses on all levels, Italian literature and civilization classes, and a large variety of extra-curricular activities. Study abroad opportunities allow students to experience firsthand the rich cultural and economic makeup of Italy, and are offered as spring break, summer, and full semester/year programs.

120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA.

Program Requirements Overview

General Education Requirements42
World Languages and Cultures Requirements0-3
Major Requirements36
Free Electives42-39
Total Credits120

Major Requirements

Italian Required Courses
ITAL 242Italian Grammar and Composition I3
ITAL 243Italian Grammar and Composition II3
ITAL 340Reading, Writing, Translating Early Modern Italy3
ITAL 341Reading, Writing, Translating Modern and Contemporary Italy3
ITAL 381Contemporary Italian Cultural Studies3
Italian Major Electives
Select seven of the following:21
The Italian American Experience: On the Margins or in the Mainstream?
Italian Americans in Film
Special Topics in Italian Cinema and Intro to Subtitling
20th Century Italian Literature
Italian Conversation
Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation
Special Topics in Italian
Introduction to Translating
Translation for Tourism and Cultural Promotion
Italian Study Abroad
The Italian-American Novel
Italian Humanism and Renaissance
Cooperative Education
Advanced Italian Grammar
Italian Literature of the Renaissance I
Italian Literature of the 19th Century I
Audiovisual Translation
Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy
Senior Seminar in Literary Research
Italian Women Writers
Independent Study
Total Credits36

General Education Requirements

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A. New Student Seminar
Complete a 1 credit New Student Seminar1
C. Communication
1. Writing 3
2. Literature3
3. Communication3
D. Fine and Performing Arts
Complete a 3 credit Fine and Performing Arts course.3
F. Humanities
1. Great Works and Their Influences3
2. Philosophical and Religious Perspectives 3
G. Computer Science
Complete a 3 credit Computer Science course.3
H. Mathematics
Complete a 3 credit Mathematics course.3
I. Natural Science Laboratory
Complete a 4 credit Natural Science Laboratory course.4
J. Physical Education
Complete a 1 credit Physical Education course.1
K. Social Science
1. American and European History 3
2. Global Cultural Perspectives3
3. Social Science Perspectives 3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete EDFD 200 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
L. Interdisciplinary Studies
Complete a 3 credit Interdisciplinary Studies course.3
Students in P12 Subject Area Teaching programs complete SASE 210 as part of the Teacher Education sequence.
Total Credits42

World Languages and Cultures Requirements

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World Languages
Based on language placement exam, complete one or two sequential courses in the same language. Requirement is automatically fulfilled by language major courses.3-6
World Cultures
Requirement may be fulfilled by course selected in General Education - Social Science: Global Cultural Perspectives. Requirement may also be fulfilled by major coursework. See list of courses.0-3
Total Credits3-9

Recommended Roadmap to Degree Completion

This four-year plan is provided as an outline for students to follow in order to complete their degree requirements within four years.  This plan is a recommendation and students should only use it in consultation with their academic advisor.

First Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (A) New Student Seminar1GENERAL EDUCATION: (C2) Literature3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C1) Writing3GENERAL EDUCATION: (F2) Humanities – Philosophical and Religious Perspectives3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (C3) Communication3GENERAL EDUCATION: (G) Computer Science3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (H) Mathematics3GENERAL EDUCATION: (K1) Social Science – American and European History3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K3) Social Science – Social Science Perspectives3ITAL 2433
ITAL 2423 
 16 15
Second Year
GENERAL EDUCATION: (D) Fine and Performing Arts3GENERAL EDUCATION: (I) Natural Science Laboratory4
GENERAL EDUCATION: (F1) Humanities – Great Works and Their Influences3World Cultures3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (J) Physical Education1ITAL 3413
GENERAL EDUCATION: (K2) Social Science – Global Cultural Perspectives3Major Elective3
GENERAL EDUCATION: (L) Interdisciplinary Studies3Free Elective3
ITAL 3403 
 16 16
Third Year
ITAL 3813Major Elective3
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
 15 15
Fourth Year
Major Elective3Major Elective3
Major Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3Free Elective3
Free Elective3 
 15 12
Total Credits 120