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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Italian

University Park, College of the Liberal Arts (IT BA)

PROFESSOR CHIP GERFEN, Head

The major offers training in the skills required for fluency in Italian and knowledge 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 and Italian-American life.

As one of the humanistic programs of the College of the Liberal Arts, the Italian major is not designed to be directly vocational. Nevertheless, rigorous training in either of the two Italian major options can prepare students for rewarding and unique careers in business, travel, ministry, banking, and education. In addition, the federal government employs liberal arts graduates with foreign-language skills in organizations including the National Security Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Information Agency, and the Department of Labor. The Italian major is also preparatory for graduate work directed to the Ph.D. degree required for teaching and research in colleges and universities. Students with degrees in the humanities are particularly successful applicants to professional schools, such as law and medicine.

TO VIEW THE Italian Minor (IT).

For the B.A. degree in Italian, a minimum of 122 credits is required for the Italian Language and Literature option, or 123 credits minimum is required for the Italian Studies option.

Per Senate Policy 83-80.5, the college dean or campus chancellor and program faculty may require up to 24 credits of course work in the major to be taken at the location or in the college or program where the degree is earned. For more information, check the Recommended Academic Plan for your intended program.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(See description of General Education in this bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in ELECTIVES or GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

UNITED STATES CULTURES AND INTERNATIONAL CULTURES:
(Included in ELECTIVES, GENERAL EDUCATION course selection, or REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

ELECTIVES: 18 credits

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE REQUIREMENTS: 24 credits
(3 of these 24 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR, GENERAL EDUCATION, or ELECTIVES and 0-12 credits are included in ELECTIVES if foreign language proficiency is demonstrated by examination.)
(See description of Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements in this bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 35 credits[1]

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 9 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (3 credits)
IT 301(3) (Sem: 1-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
IT 130 GH;IL(3) or IT 131 GH;US(3) (Sem: 1-4)
IT 415(3) or IT 490(3) (Sem: 5-8)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 26-27 credits

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE OPTION: (26 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (26 credits)
Select 18 credits of which at least 9 credits are courses taught in Italian, and at least 9 credits are at the 400-level (some courses will satisfy both conditions).
For courses taught in Italian, select from:
IT 320(3), IT 325(3), IT 330W(3), IT 412(3), IT 422(3) (Sem: 5-8)
or other courses taught in Italian in consultation with major advisor
For courses at the 400-level, select from:
IT 412(3), IT 422(3), IT 475(3), IT 480(3), IT 485(3), IT 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
or other 400-level courses taught in Italian in consultation with major advisor

Select 8 credits from one of the following a, b, c, d, or e:
a) LATIN 001(4) and LATIN 002(4) (Sem: 1-4)
b) FR 001(4) and FR 002(4) (Sem: 1-4)
c) SPAN 001(4) and SPAN 002(4) (Sem: 1-4)
d) PORT 001(4) and PORT 002(4) (Sem: 1-4)
e) Foreign Study: IT 001(4), IT 002(4), IT 099(1-12), IT 399(1-12) (Sem: 1-8)
or other courses abroad in consultation with major advisor

ITALIAN STUDIES OPTION: (27 credits)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (27 credits)
Select 27 credits from categories a, b, and c:
NOTE: Courses in different categories in the Italian Studies option cannot double-count. Example: if a student uses IT 422 to satisfy category A requirements, IT 422 cannot count in category B. Also, in addition to the prescribed IT 415/490 course, Italian Studies majors must take a minimum of 12 credits at the 400-level in categories A, B, and C.

a) Select 6 credits from:
IT 320(3), IT 325(3), IT 330W(3), IT 412(3), IT 422(3) (Sem: 5-8)
or other 300 or 400-level courses taught in Italian in consultation with major advisor

b) Select 12 credits from:
IT 110(3), IT 230(3) (Sem: 1-4)
IT 320(3), IT 325(3), IT 330W(3), IT 399(1-12), IT 422(3), IT 475(3), IT 480(3), IT 485(3), IT 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
or other courses in consultation with major advisor

c) Select 9 credits of 400-level courses in related disciplines from:
ART H 411(3-9), ART H 414(3), ART H 423(3-9), ART H 456 IL(3), ART H 458 IL(3), CAMS 410(3), CAS 471 US;IL(3), CMLIT 400W(3), CMLIT 401W(3), CMLIT 402W(3), LATIN 400(3), LATIN 402(3-12), LATIN 403(3-12), LATIN 404(3-12), LATIN 420(3-6), LATIN 450W(3), LING 447(3), LING 448(3), PHIL 437 IL(3), PHIL 454(3), PHIL 455(3-6), PHIL 464(3-6), PHIL 465(3-6), PL SC 431(3), PL SC 432(3) (Sem: 5-8)
or other courses in consultation with major advisor

NOTE: While some of the courses in related disciplines focus specifically on Italian or Roman topics, other courses on this list endeavor to provide a broader cultural or disciplinary context for students with an Italian Studies orientation. Students will be encouraged to suggest to their major advisor other relevant 400-level special topics courses in other disciplines to satisfy this requirement.

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-03-288

Review Date: 11/23/04

UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07



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