Begin Date: Summer Session 1988
End Date: Spring Semester 1999
PROFESSOR LEON F. LYDAY, Head
The major offers training in the skills required for fluency in Italian and a grounding in Italian culture, civilization, and literature. Its aim is to open to the student both the traditions of one of the major formative components of the Western world and the continuing vitality of modern Italian life.
As one of the humanistic programs of the College of the Liberal Arts, the Italian major is not designed to be directly professional and vocational. Nevertheless, the requirement structure of the major, which includes two courses (8 credits) in another Romance language or Latin, leaves room for the election of a dual-major program leading to career opportunities in government services, social services, secondary and higher education, business, and foreign commerce and tourism.
For the B.A. degree in Italian, a minimum of 126 credits is required.
ITALIAN MINOR: Students must select enough courses (at least 6 credits at the 400 level) in Italian to account for 18 credits. Courses given in English such as Civilization or Literature in Translation may not be credited toward the minor.
Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)
GENERAL EDUCATION: 46 credits
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)
ELECTIVES: 24 credits
BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in front of Bulletin.)
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 32 credits
PRESCRIBED COURSES (12 credits)
IT 301(3) (Sem: 1-4)
IT 302(3), 350(3), 351W(3) (Sem: 3-6)
ADDITIONAL COURSES (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from IT 415(3), 422(3), 450(3), 460(3), 496(1-18), or 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (8 credits)
Select 8 credits from another Romance language or Latin (Sem: 5-8)
 A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
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The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.
Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1988
Blue Sheet Item #: 16-10-039
Review Date: 6/2/99 (General Education Update)