Italian Studies- Bachelor of Arts

For more information, contact the Department of French and Italian, 207 Irvin (513-529-7508).

Prerequisite Preparatory Course

(8 semester hours)

ITL 101,102 Beginners Italian (4, 4)* or

ITL 105W Intensive Elementary Italian (eight weeks) (8) ** or equivalent

Generally, two years of language study in high school are the equivalent of one year in college. It is not necessary to complete the first-year courses before embarking on the major. They may be take concurrently with major courses, but ideally should be completed during the student's first two years

*taken at Miami University
**offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy

Program Requirements: 30 credit hours

Required Course

(3 semester hours)

ITL 221 Italy, Matrix of Civilization (3)

Core Courses

(18-27 semester hours)

Choose at least SIX courses from the following (fewer if choosing ITL 205W or 305W, which are 8 hours each), for a minimum of 18 hours, up to as many as nine three credit courses, for a maximum of 27 semester hours:

ART 314 The Renaissance in Italy (3)

ART 484 High Renaissance and Mannerist Art (3)

CLS 102 Roman Civilization (3)

CLS 402 The Age of Augustus (3)

HST 315 The Renaissance (3)

HST 328 Italy: Machiavelli to Mussolini

HST 452 Florence in the Time of the Republic 1250-1550 (3)

ITL 201,202 Second-year Italian (3, 3) or

ITL 205W Intensive Intermediate Italian (8) **

ITL/AMS/FST 222 Italian American Culture (3)

ITL/FST 262 Italian Cinema (in English) (3)

ITL 301 Introduction to Italian Literature 13th-19th Centuries (in Italian) (3)

ITL 302 Introduction to Italian Literature 20th-21st Centuries (in Italian) (3)

ITL 305W Intensive Advanced Italian (8) **

ITL/ENG 364 From Marco Polo to Machiavelli (3)

ITL/ENG 401 Dante's Divine Comedy (in English)

ITL 410 Topics in Italian (3)

** offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy

Supplementary Courses

(up to 9 semester hours)

Choose remaining hours, if any, from the following:

ARC 405E Renaissance Architecture (3)

ART 316 Baroque Art in Europe (3)

ART 381 Greek and Roman Architecture (3)

ART 382 Greek and Roman Sculpture (3)

ART 383 Greek and Roman Painting (3)

CLS 215 Roman Historians (3)

CLS 332 Classical Mythology and the Arts (3)

HST 448 The Roman Republic (3)

HST 449 The Roman Empire (3)

Concentration in Italian Language and Literature

A notation will be added to the transcripts of students completing at least 18 credits in courses with an ITL designation, indicating that they have fulfilled the requirements for the Italian Studies Major with a Concentration in Italian Language and Literature. This concentration requires at least two years of Italian at the university level. ITL 301 and 302 are strongly recommended, as is participation in the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Urbino, Italy.

Required Courses

(6 or 8 semester hours)*

ITL 201,202 Second-year Italian (3, 3) or

ITL 205W Intensive Intermediate Italian (8) ** or equivalent

Strongly Recommended

(3-14 semester hours)

ITL 301 Introduction to Italian Literature 13th-19th Centuries (in Italian) (3)

ITL 302 Introduction to Italian Literature 20th-21st Centuries (in Italian) (3)

ITL 305W Intensive Advanced Italian (8) **

ITL 410 Topics in Italian (3)

Choose remaining hours, if any, from the following:

ITL/AMS/FST 222 Italian American Culture (3)

ITL/FST 262 Italian Cinema (in English) (3)

ITL/ENG 364 From Marco Polo to Machiavelli (3)

ITL/ENG 401 Dante's Divine Comedy (in English)

* eight semester hours if ITL 205W is chosen
** offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy

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