Undergraduate

Italian Major Requirements

  • Language courses through Intermediate Italian I and II (AS.210.251-252) or equivalent placement as well as Advanced Italian I and II (AS.210.351-352)
  • Two courses (6 credits) from the Italian Journeys series, including Medieval and Early Modern (AS.214.362) and Modern and Contemporary (AS.214.363)
  • Four courses (or the equivalent of 12 credits) from the Italian Culture series (AS.211.200-499) and the Italian Literature series (AS. 214.200-499). May also include one course in Italian film/history/art history (as long as it is approved by the DUS) and one independent study in the senior year (taken after completing an Italian Literature series course). At least two of the four courses (or the equivalent of 6 credits) must be conducted in Italian. All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better and may not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

The Italian program offers 1-credit courses in Italian culture (211.xxx) taught in English that can be freely combined as long as the total number of credits taken satisfies the general requirements.

Honors in Italian

Students have the opportunity to earn honors in the major by successfully completing an honors senior essay. Italian majors who select this option may enroll, during either fall or spring semester of their senior year, in a for-credit independent study dedicated to the preparation of the honors senior essay.

Italian Minor Requirements

  • Language courses through Intermediate Italian I and II (AS.210.251-252) or equivalent placement as well as Advanced Italian I and II (AS.210.351-352)
  • One courses (3 credits) from the Italian Journeys series, including Medieval and Early Modern (AS.214.362) or Modern and Contemporary (AS.214.363)
  • Three additional courses (or the equivalent of 9 credits) from the Italian Culture series (AS.211.200-499) and the Italian Literature series (AS. 214.200-499). One independent study is acceptable toward the course requirements, provided it is taken after completing a course from the Italian Literature series. At least two of the four courses (or the equivalent of 6 credits) must be conducted in Italian. All major requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or better and may not be taken satisfactory/unsatisfactory.

The Italian program offers 1-credit courses in Italian culture (211.xxx) taught in English that can be freely combined as long as the total number of credits taken satisfies the general requirements.

Global Italy

Global Italy is an Italian Studies track designed for international studies majors who are interested in developing in-depth knowledge of Italian language, literature, and society with specific focus on Italy’s political culture in a trans-historical and transnational perspective. Students have the possibility to choose to either double major in international studies and Italian or pursue an Italian minor along with their international studies major.

For more information, please visit the Global Italy web page on the International Studies website.