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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian Studies, BA

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About the Program

The Italian program offers language (levels I-VI), literature, film, and culture courses. It offers an interdisciplinary major in Italian Studies as part of the IDIS Program, in conjunction with courses from the School of Languages and Cultures, Visual and Performing Arts, and History. The School of Languages and Cultures also offers a minor in Italian.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Italian Studies  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

Italian Studies-BA
120 Credits

Italian Studies Major Requirements (33 credits)


Students must establish reading proficiency in Italian equivalent to Italian Level IV. Proficiency may be established by taking and passing ITAL 20200 , by exam, or by other evidence acceptable to the School of Languages and Culture.

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements (54 - 56 credits)

Other Departmental /Program Course Requirements

Electives (31 - 33 credits)

University Core Requirements

  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

Program Requirements

Fall 1st Year

15-16 Credits

Spring 1st Year

15-17 Credits

Fall 2nd Year

  • ITAL 33000 - The Italian Cinema
  • SLC 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits

Spring 2nd Year

  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • SLC 20200 (ITAL) - Credit Hours: 3.00 - 4.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15-16 Credits

Fall 3rd Year

15 Credits

Spring 3rd Year

15 Credits

Fall 4th Year

15 Credits

Spring 4th Year

15 Credits


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

32 credit hours at 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.

Degree Requirements

The student is ultimately responsible for knowing and completing all degree requirements.

Degree Works is knowledge source for specific requirements and completion

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Expired Course

Any course without a link to its description is one that has been expired.  However, this course could fulfill the degree requirement historically.

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