Majors

We offer five major options. All programs are designed individually by the student with the help of a faculty advisor of his or her choosing within the Department.  The five major options are described below.

The Five Major Options

Five types of major are available:

  • Major in French. Prerequisite for the major: French 8.
  • Major in Italian. Prerequisite for the major: Italian 3.
    • Beginning with the class of 2018, the prerequsite for the major in Italian is Italian 8 or 9.
  • Major in Romance Languages. Prerequisite for the major: The appropriate prerequisite course in each of the two languages studied.
  • Major in French Studies. Prerequisite for the major: French 8.
  • Major in Italian Studies. Prerequisite for the major: Italian 3.
    • Beginning with the class of 2018, the prerequisite for the major in Italian Studies is Italian 8 or 9.

Designing a Major Program

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 at least one term of study in France or Italy.  Two of the LSA+ and/or FSP courses count towards the major or the minor.

Whether or not students have an individual advisor, all major plans and subsequent changes must be approved by the French or Italian Major Advisor.

Major/Minor Advisor Italian 2016-17

Professor Nancy Canepa
337 Dartmouth Hall

Nancy L. Canepa