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Italian Studies Major and Minor Requirements
The Italian Studies Major

The Italian Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

9 courses including

One unit in Italian conversation, chosen from:

ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema
ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society
ITAL 312 Italian in the Media
ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy
ITAL 305 Writing in Italian Culture and Literature
ITAL 321 Italian Literature in Context

Two units, chosen from:

ITAL 411 Italian Identities: Sicily, Veneto, and Tuscany
ITAL 423 Le Tre Corone: Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio
ITAL 425 Love and Family all'italiana
ITAL 453 Selected Readings in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 497 Selected Topics in Italian Literature and Culture 

Four units in addition to those taken above, chose from (with a CLAC in Italian, if taken in English):

ARTH 211 Byzantine Art and Architecture
ARTH 310 Late Antique and Early Christian Art
ARTH 315 Art of the Italian Renaissance
ARTH 316 Art in the Age of Reform
CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology
CLSC 304 The Feminine in Greco-Roman Literature
HIST 223 The Roman Empire
HIST 225 Medieval Italy
HIST 227 The High Middle Ages
HIST 230 The Renaissance
HIST 249 Twentieth-Century Europe
ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema
ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society
ITAL 312 Italian in the Media
ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy
ITAL 397 Selected Topics: Italian Culture and Society
LATN 303 Roman Epic
LATN 306 Roman Philosophical Literature
LATN 307 Catullus
LATN 309 Cicero
LLC 210 Women, Virtue, and Temptation in Literature
LLC 350 Introductory Linguistics
LLC 351 Contemporary Literary Theory
LLC 357 The Idea of the Renaissance: Self, History and Knowledge
LLC 358 Desire and Identity in the Renaissance: The Lyric Tradition
LLC 360 Representing the Holocaust
LLC 362 History of the Romance Languages
LLC 410 Teaching of a Modern Second Language
MUS 134 Songbirds and Sirens
PLSC 344 Europe Today
RELG 356 Religious Thought of the Renaissance and Reformation

In addition to the regularly offered courses there will be others offered occasionally that may count towards an Italian studies major. All courses outside LLC that can be taken for credit towards the major will be announced by the section coordinator at the beginning of each registration period. Students should always check with the section coordinator to make sure that courses outside of LLC will count towards the major. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy some of the requirements of the major by studying abroad. Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the major. Prerequisites do not count toward the major unless otherwise noted.

Cross-School Major

Cross-School Major in Italian Studies and International Business

(Earned in conjunction with a major in the Robins School of Business with an international business concentration.)

9 courses and a senior project (498-499), in addition to completing all requirements of the international business concentration for the business administration major, including

Five units in Italian at the 300 or 400 level
IDST 379 Interdisciplinary Research Project
One semester full-time study at Bocconi University of Economics and Business Administration or Verona University (four courses)

The Italian major/international business option represents a collaborative project between the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures in the School of Arts and Sciences and the International Business Program in the Robins School of Business. Designated faculty members from each program will advise students upon declaration and as they progress through the major. The curriculum includes a semester abroad at one of the University's partner institutions. There, students will continue work on their Robins School and Italian Studies requirements in classes with both local and other international students.

In order to prepare for the experience abroad, students in Italian will need to have completed at least Italian 221 on the Richmond campus; they must take at least one concurrent course in Italian while at Bocconi. Students are required to take one 400-level course in Italian upon their return.

The Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70). Up to three classes in transfer may be used toward minor requirements. Minors must take at least one 400-level class on campus after studying abroad, regardless of whether or not they have sufficient credits to fulfill the minor requirements.

5 courses, including

Three Italian courses above the 200 level
Two courses, chosen from (with a CLAC in Italian, if taken in English):

ARTH 211 Medieval Byzantine Art
ARTH 310 Late Antique and Early Christian Art
ARTH 315 Art of the Italian Renaissance
ARTH 316 Art in the Age of Reform
CLSC 302 Roman Art and Archaeology
CLSC 304 The Feminine in Greco-Roman Literature
HIST 223 The Roman Empire
HIST 225 Medieval Italy
HIST 227 The High Middle Ages
HIST 230 The Renaissance
HIST 249 Twentieth-Century Europe
ITAL 301 Italian Conversation through Cinema
ITAL 305 Writing in Italian Culture and Literature
ITAL 311 Italian Culture and Society
ITAL 312 Italian in the Media
ITAL 315 Folklore and Legend in Northern Italy
ITAL 321 Italian Literature in Context
ITAL 397 Selected Topics: Italian Culture and Society
ITAL 411 Italian Identities: Sicily, Veneto, and Tuscany
ITAL 423 Le Tre Corone: Dante, Petrarca and Boccaccio
ITAL 425 Love and Family all'italiana
ITAL 453 Selected Readings in 19th- and 20th-Century Italian Literature and Culture
LATN 303 Roman Epic
LATN 306 Roman Philosophical Literature
LATN 307 Catullus
LATN 309 Cicero
LLC 210 Women, Virtue, and Temptation in Literature
LLC 350 Introductory Linguistics
LLC 351 Contemporary Literary Theory
LLC 357 The Idea of the Renaissance: Self, History and Knowledge
LLC 358 Desire and Identity in the Renaissance: the Lyric Tradition
LLC 360 Representing the Holocaust
LLC 362 History of the Romance Languages
LLC 410 Teaching of a Modern Second Language
MUS 134 Songbirds and Sirens
PLSC 344 Europe Today
RELG 356 Religious Thought of the Renaissance and Reformation

Students are expected to fulfill all prerequisites necessary for courses within the minor. Prerequisites do not count toward the minor unless otherwise noted.

In addition to the regularly offered courses there will be others offered occasionally that may count towards an Italian studies minor. All courses outside LLC that can be taken for credit towards the minor will be announced by the section coordinator at the beginning of each registration period. Students are strongly encouraged to satisfy some of the requirements of the minor by studying abroad.