The major in Italian offers students the opportunity to master skills of language acquisition and literary and cultural knowledge as cross-cultural communicative competence while developing multicultural awareness of Italian speakers in Italy and around the world. Our program prepares students to think critically and to develop advanced reading comprehension skills and allows them to gain knowledge of Italian language, literature, film and culture.
Requirements include four 200-level courses, ITAL 312 Dante-The Divine Comedy, and five additional 300-level courses chosen from the list below. Of the six 300-level courses taken, four must be literature courses.
|Required 200-level Courses 1|
|ITAL 250||Composition & Conversation I||3|
|ITAL 251||Composition & Conversation II||3|
|ITAL 270||Main Currents of Italian Literature I||3|
|ITAL 271||Main Currents of Italian Literature II||3|
|Required 300-level Course|
|ITAL 312||Dante-The Divine Comedy||3|
|Select five additional 300-level courses may be chosen from among the following:||15|
|Tutorial for Credit|
|Survey 13th & 14th Century Literature|
|Italian Renaissance Literature|
|Renaissance Chivalric Poems|
|Survey Early 19th Century Literature|
|Survey Late 19th Cent Lit|
|Survey of 20th Century Prose|
|Survey of 20th Century Poetry|
|Survey of Italian Theater|
|Italian Short Story|
|Culture & Civilization|
|Italian Honors Tutorial|
200-level courses are prerequisites for 300-level courses.
Students with prior knowledge of Italian: Please contact a full-time Italian faculty member before registering for a class.
A senior Capstone E-Portfolio is required for graduation. Click here at the beginning of your major for details.
Teacher Education Requirements
Eleven courses totaling 33 credits, excluding ITAL 101 Italian I - ITAL 104 Italian IV, including Stylistics and Culture and Civilization. Students in Secondary Education must also take LING 302 Methods of Teaching Foreign Language.
Students graduating with Departmental Honors take one Honors Tutorial (ITAL 399 Italian Honors Tutorial) in addition to the above requirements.
College of Arts and Sciences Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences are required to take two Writing Intensive courses (6 credit hours) as well as complete a foreign language requirement at 102-level or higher (3 credit hours) or a language competency test. More information can be found here.
Additional Undergraduate Graduation Requirements
All Undergraduate students are required to complete the University Core, at least one Engaged Learning course, and UNIV 101. SCPS students are not required to take UNIV 101. Nursing students in the Accelerated BSN program are not required to take core or UNIV 101. You can find more information in the University Requirements area.
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Produce communication in the Italian language at intermediate to advanced proﬁciency in speaking, reading and writing
- Demonstrate knowledge of Italian literature in the social and historical contexts in which it is produced
- Practice global citizenship through intercultural experiences and experiential learning
- Establish connections between literature, ﬁlm, and society in Italian culture
These outcomes will be evidenced in the students’ senior capstone project (ePortfolio).