Department of Modern Languages and Literature

Requirements for the B.A. in Italian Studies

Learning Outcomes for the Italian Studies Major

Requirements for the Degree (Pre-Fall 2023)

A. The Proficiency and General Distribution Requirements of the University.

  • IT 301 Advanced Italian I
  • IT 302 Advanced Italian II
  • IT 308 Introduction to Professional Translation or
    IT 309 Italian Language Through Literature
  • IT 310 Elements of Italian Literature
  • IT 317 Roots of Italian Identities
  • HS 365 Italy from the Risorgimento to the First World War (1815 - 1915) or
    HS 366 Italy from Mussolini to the Crisis of the First Republic (1918 to present) or
    other courses in Modern Italian History approved by the advisor
  • ITS/SOSC 250 Contemporary Italian Society or
    PL 215 Italian Politics and Society 
  • BUS/ITS 260 Made in Italy: The Italian Business Environment
  • ITS/CMS 332 Italian Media and Popular Culture
  • IT 401 Advanced Workshop in Italian Writing
  • PL 460 Social Science Research Methods or 
    IT/SOSC 380 Researching Rome: Fieldwork in the Eternal City or
    HUM 460 Research and Writing in the Humanities
  • IT 480 Senior Thesis 

The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses taken at the University, with no more than two grades lower than C- in core courses.

B. Major Electives

Five electives, to be chosen with the advisor from the following: 

  • Any core courses not taken in fulfillment of the core requirements
  • Any IT 300 level classes not required for the core
  • Any ITS courses
  • Any approved major electives from outside the Department

C. General Electives sufficient to give a total of 120 credits.