Italian Major (B.A.)

Coordinator: Enza Antenos

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.

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures 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
Italian Americans in Film
The Italian American Experience: On the Margins or in the Mainstream?
Topics in Italian Cinema and Introduction to Subtitling
20th Century Italian Literature
Italian Conversation
Introduction to Italian Business and Commercial Translation
Special Topics
Introduction to Translating
Translation for Tourism and Cultural Promotion
Italian Study Abroad
The Italian-American Novel
Dante
Italian Humanism and Renaissance
Cooperative Education
Advanced Italian Grammar
Italian Literature of the Renaissance I
Italian Literature of the Renaissance II
Italian Literature of the 19th Century I
Italian Literature of the 19th Century II: Experimentalism
Audiovisual Translation
Italian Literature of the 20th Century I: A Changing Italy
Italian Literature of the 20th Century II: A Changing Italy
Dante Seminar I: Inferno
Dante Seminar II: Purgatorio and Paradiso
Italian Literature of the 13th and 14th Centuries
Senior Seminar in Literary Research
Italian Women Writers
Independent Study
Total Credits36