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College of Arts and Sciences

Italian Major and Minor

romance languages and literatures

Major Requirements

30 credits (10 three-credit courses), which must include:

18 credits (6 advanced courses) in Italian literature or culture (RL500 and above)

12 credits (4 elective courses) to be chosen from the following:

  • RL213 and RL214 (Italian Conversation, Composition and Reading I and II) (as entry-level courses only)
  • Additional courses at the 300, 500 or 800 level.
  • Related courses with departmental permission.

Notes and Conditions

  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a major: 15 credits (5 three-credit courses) for one year of study, 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) for one semester of study.
  • Students who do not study abroad are allowed a maximum of two related courses outside the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures. Students who transfer a minimum of 9 credits (3 three-credit courses) from study abroad must take their remaining courses towards the major in the department.
  • All RLL majors are required to enroll in an advanced course each semester of their senior year, regardless of whether they have completed the ten-course requirement for the major.

Minor Requirements

18 credits (6 three-credit courses), which must include:

6 credits (2 foundation courses) in RL213 and RL214 (Italian Composition, Conversation and Reading I and II)

6 credits (2 advanced courses) in Italian Literature or Culture at the RL500 level or above (for Undergraduates)

  • RL300 (or above) courses in Italian Literature or Culture

Notes and Conditions

  • An Advanced Placement (AP) high school course in Italian with an exam score of 4 or 5 will count as an elective.
  • Maximum transfer credit from study abroad toward a minor: nine credits (3 three-credit courses) for one year of study, 6 credits (2 three-credit courses) for one semester of study.
  • All RLL minors must enroll in one advanced course during their senior year, regardless of whether they have completed the six-course requirement for the minor.