Bulletin--Italian Program

Foreign Languages and Literatures—Italian


College of Humanities
Dean: Nancy McDermid

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
HUM 475
415-338-1421
Chair: Julian F. Randolph

Program Coordinator and Adviser: Natalia Costa

Faculty
Professor—Costa

Lecturer—Nelsen

Programs
B.A. in Italian

Minor in Italian

M.A. in Italian


Program Scope
The Italian Program offers the student the possibility of acquiring basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding; a broad and comprehensive background in literature, culture, civilization, and Italian studies as well as the possibility of pursuing a specialized career. Many students study Italian to become language teachers. Many students of music, art, film, archaeology, international relations, history, business, and comparative literature, as well as students planning to become translators and interpreters have discovered the usefulness of Italian. Others take Italian purely for the cultural enrichment they derive from it. The study of Italian is particularly rewarding to those of Italian heritage. It also opens the doors to the CSU International Program Center in Florence, to various Italian art and professional academies, and to Italian universities where students can pursue studies in any field.

See Foreign Languages and Literatures for general information on degree programs.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN ITALIAN

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Italian discipline in the Announcement of Courses section). All upper division courses are conducted in Italian, and students are expected to use Italian in their speaking, reading, and writing.

						Units
ITAL 305	Advanced Grammar & Composition	 3
ITAL 325	Practical Linguistics of 
		Italian				 3
ITAL 401	Italian Culture & Civilization	 3
ITAL 510	Italian Literature—Early Period	 3
ITAL 511	Italian Literature—Late Period	 3
Upper division electives on advisement		15
		Total				30

MINOR IN ITALIAN

ITAL 305	Advanced Grammar & Composition	 3
ITAL 325	Practical Linguistics of 
		Italian				 3
ITAL 401	Italian Culture & Civilization	 3
ITAL 510	Italian Literature—Early Period	 3
ITAL 511	Italian Literature—Late Period	 3
Electives on advisement				 6
		Total				21

MASTER OF ARTS IN ITALIAN

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (see Italian discipline in the Announcement of Courses section).

Program						Units
Graduate courses in Italian			15
Upper division or graduate courses in Italian 
literature, language, or civilization, of which 
three units must be in literature		 6
Upper division or graduate courses in Italian 
or in related disciplines with approval of 
graduate major adviser				 9
		Minimum total			30
and Master's Comprehensive Written and Oral Examinations
The student is admitted to the oral examination upon passing the written examination. Both examinations may be attempted not more than two times.


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