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Italian Studies B.A.

French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 29
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts
The Italian studies undergraduate program examines Italian and Italian-American literature, culture, society, and history. Courses offered provide a historical perspective from the Middle Ages to the present. Students explore a variety of themes ranging from nation-building and national identity to emigration and travel, to gender relations and feminist discourses, to the study of different narrative forms and representations of Italian and Italian-American culture. Students are encouraged to take courses in other departments when these are related to Italian and Italian-American culture. For further information and updates, see the department Web site at
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Complete the introductory Italian language courses (ITAL 1001-1004).
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major or minor in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major or minor (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Students are required to take 4 semester(s) of Italian.
Major Courses
ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition (4.0 cr)
Courses from other departments can count towards the major with the approval of the Italian undergraduate adviser.
Take 8 or more course(s) from the following:
· ITAL 3xxx
· ITAL 4xxx
· ITAL 5xxx
· ITAL 3837 - Imagining Italy: Italian and Italian-American Culture, History, and Society Through Film (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 4307 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3305 - Staging the Self: Theater and Drama in Modern Italy (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3501 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3502 - Making of Modern Italy: From the Enlightenment to the Present. (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3219 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3550 - Topics in 19th Century Italy (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 3806 - Negotiating the Terms: Italian Film and Literature (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 4303 {Inactive} (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 3640 - Topics in Italian Studies (3.0 cr)
· ITAL 5337 - Nation and Narration: Writings in the 19th Century (4.0 cr)
· ITAL 5401 - Mondo di Dante (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 4424 - Renaissance Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3011W {Inactive} [IP, OH, WI] (4.0 cr)
· ARCH 4425 - Baroque Architecture (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3040 - Studies in Film (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3802 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 3803 - New Wave Cinemas: Love, Alienation and Landscape in Post-War Italian and French Film (3.0 cr)
· FRIT 5257 - Passionate Beings: Literary and Medical Problematics in Italy and France from 1800 to the Present (4.0 cr)
· HIST 3053 - Ancient Civilization: Rome [HIS] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3621 - Creating the Modern World in Medieval Europe: The Renaissance, 1200-1600 (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3703W {Inactive} [WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 4071 - History of Rome to 78 B.C. (3.0 cr)
· HIST 4072 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· MEST 3610 - Topics in Medieval Studies (3.0-4.0 cr)
· MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 5335 - Baroque Rome: Art and Politics in the Papal Capital (3.0 cr)
· ARTH 3315 - The Age of Curiosity: Art and Knowledge in Europe, 1500-1800. [AH, TS] (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3104 - Ancient Rome: Kings and Consuls (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3105 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3107 - Age of Constantine the Great (3.0 cr)
· CNES 3108 - Age of St. Augustine of Hippo (3.0 cr)
Senior Project
The senior project involves research and writing in Italian on an approved issue or theme. Projects can include scholarly paper, or creative artistic piece such as musical composition, photography, poetry, fiction, etc. All projects include a research/analytical component. Students must register for an approved elective with concurrent registration in ITAL 3459W. All projects must be developed under the supervision of the faculty teaching the approved elective course.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· ITAL 3459W - Senior Project [WI] (1.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Honors UHP
This is an honors sub-plan.
Students admitted to the University Honors Program (UHP) must fulfill UHP requirements in addition to degree program requirements. Honors courses used to fulfill degree program requirements will also fulfill UHP requirements. Current departmental honors course offerings are listed at: Honors students complete an honors thesis project in the final year, most often in conjunction with an honors thesis course, or with an honors directed studies or honors directed research course. Students select honors courses and plan for a thesis project in consultation with their UHP adviser and their departmental faculty adviser.
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· Fall 2014
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· Fall 2012

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