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Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies (120 units)

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 Program in Florence, Italyor semester-long options in Rome and Venice. In addition, there are 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.

Requirements

Lower Division:

Competency in the Italian Language (16 units lower division Italian). Take all of the following:

  • ITAL 101A Fundamentals of Italian (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
  • ITAL 101B Fundamentals of Italian (4)
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: ITAL 101A or two years of high school Italian or equivalent. Any Foundation course.
  • ITAL 201A Intermediate of Italian (4)
    Prerequisite: ITAL 101B or three years of high school Italian or equivalent.
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course.
  • ITAL 201B Intermediate of Italian (4)
    Prerequisite: ITAL 201A or four years of high school Italian or equivalent. Prerequisite/Corequisite: Any Foundation course

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 ITAL 201 A,B.

Upper Division (minimum 33 units):

Basic Core (24 units):

  • ITAL 310 Introduction to Analysis of Italian Literature (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
  • ITAL 312A Advanced Italian I (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
  • ITAL 312B Advanced Italian II (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or equivalent.
  • ITAL 314 Advanced Conversation (3)
    Prerequisite: ITAL 214 or consent of the instructor.
  • ITAL 335 Survey of Italian Literature I: Middle Ages-Eighteenth Century (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
  • ITAL 336 Survey of Italian Literature I: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (3)
    Prerequisites: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
  • ITAL 340 Italian Civilization (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper division standing in Italian or consent of instructor.
  • ITAL 482 The Building of the Italian Nation (3)
    Prerequisities: ITAL 310, 335, 336 or consent of instructor.

Concentration I - Italian Language and Culture

Electives (9 units): ITAL 411, ITAL 414*, ITAL 433, ITAL 454, ITAL 462, ITAL 473, ITAL 476, ITAL 478, ITAL 490, ITAL 494, ITAL 499, RGR 490.

Two years of a second foreign language.

* Candidates who intend to teach Italian language are required to take ITAL 414.

Concentration II - Interdisciplinary Italian Studies

  • Electives (9 units): AH 423, AH 424; CWL 330A**, CWL 330B**, CWL 422, CWL 430, CWL 432, CWL 449**; HIST 332; ITAL 345, ITAL 411, ITAL 414, ITAL 454, ITAL 462, ITAL 473, ITAL 476, ITAL 478, ITAL 490, ITAL 494, ITAL 499; MUS 436**; RGR 314, RGR 315, RGR 346, RGR 400, RGR 490.

**Accepted only when syllabi include a good amount of Italian content.

Electives and Other Courses

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.


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