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

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
Culture, Society and Politics in Perspective
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

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
Culture, Society and Politics in Perspective
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

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.