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. The Italian section offers many study abroad opportunities where direct Purdue credit can be earned.
Please visit Italian Studies for more information.
Liberal Arts Core Curriculum
Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.
Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.
For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .
120 Credits Required
Departmental/Program Major Courses (30 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.
Area A - The following courses are required (24 credits)
Area B - Choose from the following courses (6 credits)
Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)
- Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.
- Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.
- For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here.
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
For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.
For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.
Spring 2nd Year
- ITAL 20200 - Italian Level IV
- Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours: 3.00
Spring 3rd Year
- ITAL 30200 - Italian Level VI ♦
- Individual and Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours:3.00
- Electives - Credit Hours:3.00
- 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
- 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
- Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.
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
The ♦ course is considered critical.
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