Major in Italian Studies

Italian Studies Requirements

  • Prerequisite: Complete ITAL 8 through the Italian L.S.A.+ or ITAL 9 on campus
  • Course requirements for the Italian Studies major:
    • At least 6 courses numbered ITAL 10 or above, excluding ITAL 11 (***see the exceptions below.)
      • 3 of the 6 must be numbered above ITAL 12.
      • 3 of the 6 may be numbered Ital 12 or below.
      • Ital 10 is required for the Italian Studies major and may be taken on campus or on the L.S.A.+.  With the approval of the Italian Major Advisor, ITAL 10 may be counted toward the Italian Studies major twice, provided the course topics are different.
      • Along with ITAL 10 on the LSA+, ITAL 12 taken on the L.S.A.+ may count toward the Italian Studies major. 
      • ***If ITAL 9 is taken on campus and Ital 8 is taken on the L.S.A.+, ITAL 8 will count as fulfilling the prerequisite for the Italian Studies major and Ital 9 may count toward the Italian Studies major.
    • Of the 3 of the 6 courses required for the Italian Studies major that must be numbered above ITAL 12:
      • One must be a course from the pre-1800 period (ITAL 21, ITAL 22, ITAL 23, ITAL 33, ITAL 34).
      • One must be a course from the post-1800 period (ITAL 24, ITAL 25, ITAL 26, ITAL 35, FRIT 93).
      • FRIT and Italian courses taught in English (ITAL 33, ITAL 34, ITAL 35, ITAL 37, FRIT 93) may count toward the Italian Studies major if the student attends a weekly x-hour and does the reading and all written work in Italian. 

French or Italian as a Modifier. If a student wishes to modify a major in another department with French or Italian and wishes the modifying language to be entered on his or her permanent record, the major program must be approved by the Department of French and Italian, as well as by the primary department. The modifying component, which must have some coherence with the primary major, 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), and must consist of major-level courses.

Please contact Nancy Canepa with any questions.