The Italian program offers a broad spectrum of courses, ranging from language instruction to studies of civilization, culture, literature, and the arts. Language courses focus on all four skills—reading and listening comprehension, writing, and speaking. Non-language courses provide training in critical thinking while exploring cultural and literary themes in a historical context. The purpose of this major is twofold: to develop proficiency in written and spoken communication as well as to foster an understanding and appreciation of cultural diversity. The skills acquired will prepare students to pursue careers in education, journalism, business, linguistics, art, music, and international relations.
Courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Please Note: The courses that universities and colleges require for transfer vary. When selecting courses for transfer purposes, students should consult with Counseling Services to determine the particular transfer requirements of specific transfer institutions.
- Demonstrate proficiency in communicating in expressive and receptive forms in Italian.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the culture and history of the Italian-speaking world.
Requirements for the Major in Italian
|Select at least 18 units of the following:||18|
|ELEMENTARY ITALIAN – LEVEL 2|
|INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN - LEVEL 1|
|INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN - LEVEL 2|
|INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN LITERATURE|
|ITALIAN FILM AS DRAMATIC LITERATURE|
|INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION - LEVEL 1|
or ITAL 008B
|INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN CONVERSATION - LEVEL 2|
or ITAL 009B
or ITAL 009C
Visit the Program Mapper for a suggested sequence of courses.