Faculty-Italian

Italian

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Italian major requirements: the major consists of a minimum of 10 courses in Italian language, literature and culture beyond the elementary level and includes the following courses:

• Intermediate Italian (Italian 201, Italian 202) (2 semesters)

• Composition and Conversation (Italian 301)

• Dante (Italian 260)

• One course in Medieval and/or Renaissance literature

• One course in 19th- and/or 20th-century literature

The remainder of the courses taken to fulfill the major requirements may include any combination of the other courses offered by the Italian section such as literature, cinema, Special Topics, and tutorials (taken either during the third or fourth year of study). Students may also take a maximum of two courses in English. These courses may include Italian courses taught in translation or approved courses in related departments such as History, Music and Visual Arts.

Students who choose to major in Italian are strongly encouraged to study in Italy. Of the courses taken in Florence or Bologna, four courses may be applied to the major. Certain courses taken abroad may be accepted as the equivalent of the specific requirements listed above or as elective courses. Those students who spend their third year in Italy may declare the major during the first semester of their fourth year, however it is recommended that they declare earlier.

All students who major in Italian are required to take two courses in their fourth year. Students may not take courses in English in their fourth year without the consent of their major advisor.

Italian minor requirements: the minor consists of a minimum of 6 courses in Italian language, literature and culture beyond the elementary level and includes the following courses:

• Intermediate Italian (Italian 201, Italian 202) (2 semesters)

• Composition and Conversation (Italian 301)

The remainder of the courses taken to fulfill the minor requirements may include any combination of the other courses offered by the Italian section such as literature, cinema, Special Topics, and tutorials (taken either during the third or fourth year of study). Students may take a maximum of one course in English: an Italian course taught in translation or an approved course in related departments such as History, Music and Visual Arts.

Students who choose to minor in Italian are strongly encouraged to study in Italy. Of the courses taken in Florence or Bologna, two courses may be applied to the minor. Certain courses taken abroad may be accepted as the equivalent of the specific requirements listed above or as elective courses. Students who spend their third year in Italy may declare the minor during the first semester of their fourth year, however it is recommended that they declare earlier.

All students who minor in Italian are required to take one course in their fourth year. Students may not take a course in English in their fourth year without the consent of the Italian Coordinator.

Students may also pursue a major or minor in Italian Studies (Student-Designed Multidisciplinary Major/Minor) through the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies (CIS).