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)

Select one of the following:8
Beginner's Course
and Beginner's Course 1
Intensive Elementary Italian (or equivalent) 2
Total Credit Hours8
1

Taken at Miami University

2

Offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy

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.

Program Requirements

(30 credit hours)

Required Courses
ITL 221Italy, Matrix of Civilization3
ITL 420Italian Contributions to the World3
Core Courses
Select at least six courses of the following: 118-24
The Renaissance in Italy
Roman Civilization
The Age of Augustus
The Renaissance
Italy: Machiavelli to Mussolini
Florence in the Time of the Republic, 1250-1550
Second Year Italian
and Second Year Italian 2
Intensive Intermediate Italian 2,3
Italian American Culture
Italian Cinema
Introduction to Italian Literature
Introduction to Italian Literature
Intensive Advanced Italian (offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy)
From Marco Polo to Machiavelli
Dante's Divine Comedy
Topics in Italian
Supplementary Courses
Select up to six semester hours of the following:6
Baroque Art in Europe
Greek and Roman Architecture
Greek and Roman Sculpture
Greek and Roman Painting
Greek and Roman Historians
Classical Mythology and the Arts
Total Credit Hours30-36
1

Select fewer if choosing ITL 205W or ITL 305W, which are 8 hours each, for a minimum of 18 hours, up to as many as eight three credit courses, for a maximum of 24 semester hours.

2

 Select either ITL 201 & ITL 202 or ITL 205W.

3

Offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy.

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 ITL 302 are strongly recommended, as is participation in the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Urbino, Italy.

Required Courses
Select one of the following: 16-8
Second Year Italian
and Second Year Italian
Intensive Intermediate Italian (or the equivalent.) 2
Strongly Recommended
It is strongly recommended students select 3-14 hours of the following:3-14
Introduction to Italian Literature
Introduction to Italian Literature
Intensive Advanced Italian 2
Topics in Italian
Select remaining hours, if any, of the following:
Italian American Culture
Italian Cinema
From Marco Polo to Machiavelli
Dante's Divine Comedy (in English)
Total Credit Hours9-22
1

Eight semester hours if ITL 205W is chosen.

2

Offered at the Miami University Summer Language Institute in Italy

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following course/s: ITL 221 and ITL 420.