Italian

Major programs may be organized historically, around a genre (like poetry, drama, or prose fiction), or around a period concept or movement (such as the Enlightenment, baroque, classicism and romanticism, or existentialism). Major programs normally include one term of study in Italy.  Two of the LSA+ courses count towards the major or the minor.

Beginning with the Class of 2018

Prerequisite: Italian 8 or 9

All students wishing to major in Italian must have completed Italian 8 through the L.S.A.+ program in Rome or Italian 9 on campus. An Italian major consists of eight courses numbered Italian 10 or above, at least five of which must be numbered above Italian 15, excluding Italian 11, which does not count toward the major. The Honors major consists of nine courses, of which one must be Italian 89 (the thesis). Two of the three courses offered on the Italian L.S.A.+ (Italian 10 and Italian 12) may be counted toward the major and the Honors major. The major must include Italian 10; at least two courses from the pre-1800 period (Italian 21, Italian 22, Italian 23, Italian 33, Italian 34); and at least two courses from the post-1800 period (Italian 15, Italian 24, Italian 25, Italian 35). With the approval of the Italian Major Advisor, Italian 10 may be counted for credit toward the major twice, provided the course topics are different. During their senior year, as their culminating activity, Italian majors must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 021 or above). Students taking an upper-level Italian course as their culminating activity are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. All culminating experiences must include a public presentation. The major card must be approved by the Italian Major Advisor.

Classes up to 2017

Prerequisite: Italian 3

All students wishing to major in Italian must have completed Italian 3 (on campus, through the L.S.A. program in Rome, or by placement) no later than the spring of their sophomore year. An Italian major consists of eight courses numbered Italian 8 or above. With the approval of the Italian Major Advisor, Italian 10 may be counted for credit toward the major twice, provided the course topics are different. The Honors major consists of nine courses, of which one must be Italian 89 (the thesis). Two of the three courses offered on the L.S.A.+ may be counted toward the major and the Honors major. During their senior year, as their culminating experience, Italian majors must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 021 or above). Students taking an upper-level Italian course as their culminating experience are required to supplement the regular reading with extra materials chosen in consultation with the instructor, and to write a research or critical paper of at least twenty pages. All culminating experiences must include a public presentation. The major card must be approved by the Italian Major Advisor.