*Find the most up-to-date offerings in Italian on the current online course catalog here.*
Major in Italian
The program consists of 30 credits in Italian and 3 credits in a literature course*, in addition to satisfying the Liberal Education Program Multilingual Communications requirement.
Study abroad is strongly recommended for majors. The department sponsors a summer program in Montepulciano, Italy.
* World Language majors are required to take a 3-credit literature course related to a language other than their major. Thus, Italian majors must take one LIT 300- or 400-level course focusing on 1) French, German, Spanish or Portuguese literature and culture, or 2) a related topic, such as literary theory.
B.A. in Italian
Italian majors in the B.A. degree program must complete the language requirement by taking a level IV (or higher level) course in a second language or by taking 33 credits in their major language.
B.S. in Italian
Italian majors in the B.S. degree program must complete the language requirement by taking a level II (or higher level) course in a second language or by taking 33 credits in their major language.
Students in the B.S. (required for certification) secondary education program who receive their degrees will be recommended for Initial Teacher Certification. Passing ACTFL is one of the pre-requisites for Student-Teaching and the Student-Teaching Seminar. Students in this program must also complete specific professional requirements for Initial Teacher Certification in Connecticut. These are listed under the heading Major Programs in Secondary Education in the School of Education. A score of Advanced Low on the ACTFL OPI and WPT is required prior to student teaching. Students seeking world language teaching certification must take WLL 403 in addition to other requirements for the program.
Minor in Italian
Students must complete 18 credits in the sequence of offerings.
For more information about undergraduate programs please contact Dr. Pina Palma at palmag1ATsouthernct.edu.