B.A. in Italian Studies

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DESCRIPTION

Italian is the language of art, of music, and of poetry. It is also the language of a wealthy, modern industrialized nation now playing an active role in a new United Europe. It is the intent of the Italian program (ITAL) to bring its students to a linguistic and cultural level of understanding, so that they are able to participate actively in on-going events, both cultural and technological, in this dynamic country. The Italian program offers a range of courses well suited not only for students who are preparing themselves for graduate study, research or other professional development in the field of the humanities, but also for those who are specifically seeking a teaching career in education.

REQUIREMENTS (See TESTUDO for the current list of ITAL course offerings)

All students new to SLLC courses must take the online Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) before registering for classes.

Prerequisite Courses for the Italian Major (8 Credits)

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

ITAL 103

Intensive Elementary Italian

4

None

ITAL 203

Intensive Intermediate Italian

4

ITAL 203

Note: Students with prior experience in Italian may satisfy these prerequisites with an appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.

Language Acquisition Courses (18 Credits)

 

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

ITAL 204

Review Grammar and Composition

3

ITAL 203 or 122

ITAL 207

Reading and Writing in Italian

3

ITAL 204

ITAL 211

Intermediate Oral Communication

3

ITAL 203

ITAL 301

Italian Composition

3

ITAL 207

ITAL 311

Advanced Oral Expression: Current Events

3

ITAL 211

ITAL 401

Advanced Composition and Style

3

ITAL 301

One 200-level Course (3 credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

ITAL 251

Introduction to Italian Literature

3

ITAL 204

ITAL 261

Cuisine, Culture, and Society in Italy Yesterday and Today

3

ITAL 204

Two 300-level Courses (6 credits)

Course #

Course Name

Credits

Prerequisites

ITAL 351

Survey of Italian Literature I: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

3

ITAL 207 or 251

ITAL 352

Survey of Italian Literature II: From the Renaissance to the Present

3

ITAL 207 or 251

ITAL 361

Survey of Italian Society and Culture: From Fascism to the Seventies

3

ITAL 207

    

Three 400-level courses with accompanying 1-credit discussion section in Italian

 (See TESTUDO for the current list of 400-level ITAL course offerings)

Notes:

  • While many courses are not open to fluent or native speakers of Italian, others may be. Please talk to the program advisor before registering..

STUDY ABROAD

For information on study abroad programs see the Undergraduate Advisor and contact UMD Education Abroad.

DECLARING AN ITALIAN MAJOR

We recommend that interested students declare their major as early as possible

Step 1

Carefully read ITAL major Requirements and download the ITAL Major Advising Worksheet

Step 2

Read through all information carefully, and pencil in a sequence of courses on the worksheet to discuss with the program advisor, Stefania Amodeo (zena@umd.edu).

Step 3

Contact the Office of Student Affairs at the College of Arts and Humanities (301-405-2108) to make an appointment to discuss the non-Italian aspects of your 4-Year plan (bring signed form from previous step), including CORE courses. Walk-in hours are also available.

Step 4

If you are adding Italian as an additional major, check with your home department and college to identify paperwork you may need to complete.

ADVISOR CONTACT INFORMATION

Advisor: Stefania Amodeo
Office: 4109 Jiménez
Email: zena@umd.edu
Phone: 301-405-4038

For more information about advising, please visit the advising section of our website.