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University Bulletin

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Italian

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

PROFESSOR CHIP GERFEN, Head

The major encourages students to prepare for careers in which fluency in Italian can be combined with training in other academic disciplines.

TO VIEW THE Italian Minor (IT)

For the B.S. degree in Italian, a minimum of 123 credits is required.

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

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 60-72 credits[1]
(This includes 0-12 credits of General Education Courses: 0-9 credits of GS courses, 0-3 credits of GWS courses.)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (15 credits)
IT 110(3), IT 301(3), (Sem: 1-4)
IT 320(3) (Sem: 3-8)
IT 412(3), IT 485(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (48 credits)
Select 15 credits (at least 6 of which must be at the 400-level) from:
IT 130 GH;IL(3), IT 131 GH;US(3), IT 230 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
IT 325(3), IT 330W(3) (Sem: 3-8)
IT 415(3), IT 422(3), IT 475(3), IT 480(3), IT 490(3), IT 497(1-9) (Sem: 5-8)
or other course in consultation with major advisor

Select 33 credits from:
CAS 200 US;IL(3), CAS 203(3), ECON 102 GS(3), ECON 104 GS(3); ENGL 202C GWS(3) or ENGL 202D GWS(3); HD FS 287W GS;US(3), LING 100 GS(3); PL SC 014 GS;IL(3) or PL SC 020 GS;IL(3); PSYCH 100 GS(3), S T S 100 GH(3) (Sem: 1-4)
ECON 333 GS(3) (Sem: 3-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (9 credits)
Select 9 credits form one of the following two areas:

(1) Students must complete 9 credits as participants in a Penn State or Penn State-approved education abroad program of a minimum of six weeks in length. At least 3 of these 9 credits must be taught in Italian language.
Such as:
IT 001(4), IT 002(4), IT 099 IL(1-12) (Sem: 1-4)
IT 399 IL(1-12) (Sem: 1-8)
IT 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8)
or other courses abroad in consultation with an advisor for the major.

(2) Select 9 credits of 400-level courses in related disciplines from the following or another 400-level course in consultation with an advisor for the major: AM ST 448(3), 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), ENGL 416(3), ENGL 417(3), ENGL 418(3), ENGL 419(3), LATIN 420(3-6), LATIN 450W(3), LING 447(3), LING 448(3), PHIL 454(3-6), PHIL 455(3-6), PHIL 464(3-6), PHIL 465(3-6), PL SC 431(3), PL SC 432(3), PSYCH 457(3) (Sem: 5-8)

[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 Sesssion 2005

Blue Sheet Item #: 33-03-289

Review Date: 11/23/04

UCA Revision #1: 8/8/06
UCA Revision #2: 7/27/07



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