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Department of French and Italian

Major in Italian Literature and Culture Requirements

The program for majors in Italian literature and culture consists of:

  • 14 courses of which at least 10 must be courses offered by the Italian department

  • Up to 4 others may be courses dealing with Italian culture offered by other departments, including one or more courses on literary theory.

  • Courses taken outside the department must be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

  • Of the 10 courses taken in the Italian department no more than 5 can be courses taught in English

  • Of the 14 courses required for the major at least 8 must be on the 300 level

  • 100 level courses do not count towards the major

Students returning from a study abroad program in Italy may receive up to 8 credits (depending on the length of the program) if the contents of the courses taken abroad relates in a substantive way to some aspect of Italian culture.

All returning students must take two 300 level courses in Italian in their senior year.

Current WCAS policy states that courses offered by other institutional participants in the Semester On-Line Program may count as elective credit toward graduation, but that individual departments or programs determine whether these courses count toward majors or minors. The Department of French & Italian will not credit these or any other on line courses toward the major or minor, including as related courses.

Contact: Director of Undergraduate Studies, Thomas Simpson.