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For the Class of 2014 and Earlier


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For the Class of 2014 and Earlier

Italian Language + Literature Major  |  Major in Italian Studies  Minor in Italian

NOTE:
Students who intend to major in Italian Language & Literature or Italian Studies, or minor in Italian should prepare their schedules in consultation with an Italian faculty adviser. To declare the major or the minor and be assigned an adviser, please contact the Department Associate Chair in your college.
 
The major in italian language and literature


Majors in Italian language and literature will take a minimum of ten courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate Italian) and higher, to be selected in consultation with the Italian adviser. Students who place out of any of the following, ITAL 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses. The ten courses for the major normally include Italian Language and Literature (ITAL 2001), Approaches to Literature (ITAL 2500) or Reading Culture Through Literature (ITAL 2561), and six elctive courses (or more, depending upon initial placement).

At least one of the ten courses required for the major must be taken in each of the following groups:

 
Group I
The Middle Ages
  Courses 
include:

ITAL 2701-Culture and Civilization; ITAL 2800-Italy and the Arts; ITAL 2801-A Cultural History of Italy; ITAL 3011-Dante and His Age; ITAL 3012-Medieval Storytelling; ITAL 3021-Vice and Virtue in Italian Medieval Literature; ITAL 3061-Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio; ITAL 4102-Divina Commedia

Group II The Renaissance and Baroque
  Courses include: ITAL 2800-Italy and the Arts; ITAL 2801-A Cultural History of Italy; ITAL 3020-Renaissance and Baroque Novella; ITAL 3050-Arts and Politics in Italian Humanism; ITAL 3120-Renaissance Literature; ITAL 3125-Love and Honor in Renaissance Courts; ITAL 3201-Baroque and Enlightenment; ITAL 3220-Early Italian Theater; ITAL 3601-Imagined and Real Travels
Group III Modern and/or Contemporary Literature and Culture
  Courses include: ITAL 3055-Trends in Contemporary Literature; ITAL 3100-Modern Culture and Society; ITAL 3111-New Italian Cinema; ITAL 3280-Italian Short Story; ITAL 3402-Modern History, Literature and Film; ITAL 3540-Liberty and Tyranny in the 18th and 19th centuries; ITAL 3542-Nature in Art and Literature Since 1700; ITAL 3630-Contemporary Italian Novels; ITAL 3651-Resistance Literature; ITAL 3652-Italian Theater and Cinema; ITAL 3680-Modern Literature and History; ITAL 3701-Italian Women Writers; ITAL 3901-Narrative and Film; ITAL 3905-Modern Italian Poetry; ITAL 3910-Italy Today; ITAL 3920-Words on Fire: Poetry and Society Today

Study Abroad Policy: Students studying abroad for one year may apply no more than four study abroad courses toward the Italian Language and Literature major.
  Students studying abroad for one semester may apply up to three study abroad courses toward the Italian Language and Literature major.
  NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their Italian faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.
 

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T h e   M a j o r   i n   I t a l i a n   S t u d i e s


The Italian Studies major is an interdisciplinary major consisting of ten courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate Italian I) and higher. The ten courses for the major normally include Italian Language and Literature (ITAL 2001), Approaches to Literature (ITAL 2500) or Reading Culture Through Literature (ITAL 2561), and six elective courses (or more, depending upon initial placement). Students who place out of any of the following, ITAL 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, will replace them with upper-level courses.

At least one of the ten coursesrequired for the major must be taken in each of the following groups:
 
Group I
The Middle Ages
  Courses include: Courses include:ITAL 2701-Culture and Civilization; ITAL 2800-Italy and the Arts; ITAL 2801-A Cultural History of Italy; ITAL 3011-Dante and his Age; ITAL 3012-Medieval Storytelling; ITAL 3021-Vice and Virtue; ITAL 3061-Dante, Petrarch, Boccaccio; ITAL 4102-Divina Commedia;
Group II The Renaissance and Baroque
  Courses include: ITAL 2800-Italy and the Arts; ITAL 2801-A Cultural History of Italy; ITAL 3020-Renaissance and Baroque Novella; ITAL 3050-Arts and Politics in Italian Humanism; ITAL 3120-Renaissance Literature; ITAL 3125-Love and Honor in Renaissance Courts; ITAL 3201-Baroque and Enlightenment; ITAL 3220-Early Italian Theater; ITAL 3601-Imagined and Real Travels
Group III Modern and/or Contemporary Literature and Culture
  Courses include: ITAL 3055-Trends in Contemporary Literature; ITAL 3100-Modern Culture and Society; ITAL 3111-New Italian Cinema; ITAL 3280-Italian Short Story; ITAL 3402-Modern History, Literature and Film; ITAL 3540-Liberty and Tyranny in the 18th and 19th centuries; ITAL 3542-Nature in Art and Literature Since 1700; ITAL 3630-Contemporary Italian Novels; ITAL 3651-Resistance Literature; ITAL 3652-Italian Theater and Cinema; ITAL 3680-Modern Literature and History; ITAL 3701-Italian Women Writers; ITAL 3901-Narrative and Film; ITAL 3905-Modern Italian Poetry; ITAL 3910-Italy Today; ITAL 3920-Words on Fire: Poetry and Society Today
Up to two related courses may be taken outside the department, but must be approved  i n   a d v a n c e  by the Italian adviser.

Study Abroad Policy: A maximum of two courses taken abroad for one semester and a maximum of three courses taken abroad for one year may apply toward the Italian Studies major.
  NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their major must have these courses approved by their Italian faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.
 

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T h e   M i n o r   i n   I t a l i an


Students minoring in Italian will take a minimum of six courses numbered 1501 (Intermediate Italian I) and higher to be selected in consultation with the Italian adviser. In addition to the Italian core courses ITAL 2001 (Italian Language and Literature) and ITAL 2500 (Approaches to Literature) or ITAL 2561 (Reading Culture Through Literature), a minimum of two 3000-level courses must be taken. Students who place out of any of the following, ITAL 1501, 1502 and/or 2001, willreplace them with upper-level courses.


Study Abroad Policy: Up to two courses for the Italian minor may be taken abroad.

NOTE: Students who opt to apply study abroad credits toward their minor must have these courses approved by their Italian faculty adviser prior to their going abroad.

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For course descriptions, browse the University Catalog.

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