This program offers two concentrations: Italian Language and Culture and Interdisciplinary Italian Studies. Regular consultation with advisor is highly recommended.
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad through the CSU International Programs: they can spend from an intensive summer to an entire academic year in Florence and study either at the CSU center and/or at local academic institutions earning credits toward the degree. In addition, the program internship opportunities at Italian and Italian-American institutions in the area.
Once students have met the first- and second-year general language requirements, in the third year they take a common set of core courses in the target language. In the fourth year they choose between the two concentrations: students intending to earn the teaching credential select Italian Language and Culture; students interested in a more interdisciplinary approach select Interdisciplinary Italian Studies. Both tracks share a common core.
Two years of a second foreign lanuage is required for the first concentration (Italian Language and Culture).
Some of these courses may be waived for students who have completed sufficient high-school Italian or have proved intermediate-level proficiency. Native speakers of Italian may not enroll in ITAL 101A,B or 201 A,B.
Upper Division (minimum 33 units):
Basic Core (24 units):
Concentration I - Italian Language and Culture
Concentration II - Interdisciplinary Italian Studies
Close work with the advisor will enable majors to design a comprehensive study plan for their entire CSULB experience and for life-long learning. General Education courses and electives should be chosen to coordinate with the major.