Major in Italian Studies

Classes Matriculating prior to 2014

Prerequisite: Italian 3

The Italian Studies Major consists of ten courses, with a minimum of six selected from Italian 8 and above, and from one to four from appropriate major-level courses offered by other departments or programs. Two of the Italian LSA+ courses may count toward the major. During their senior year, as their culminating experience, Italian Studies Majors must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 21 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.

Classes Matriculating 2014 and after

Prerequisite: Italian 8 or 9

The Italian Studies Major consists of ten courses, with a minimum of six selected from Italian 10 and above, and from one to four from appropriate major-level courses offered by other departments or programs. Two of the Italian LSA+ courses (Italian 10 and Italian 12) may count toward the Italian Studies major. The Italian courses must include Italian 10, at least one course from the pre-1800 period, and at least one course from the post-1800 period. During their senior year, as their culminating experience, Italian Studies Majors must take either Italian 88: Senior Independent Reading and Research or an upper-level Italian course (numbered Italian 21 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.