College of Letters and Science
- Bachelor of Arts
Does the language and culture of Italy appeal to you? Majors in Italian work on four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian. Students also study the rich intellectual, literary and cultural history of Italy from the Middle Ages through the present day. Courses offered include literature, film, translation and culture.
If you studied French or Spanish in high school your transition to Italian will be relatively easy. Students in Italian begin with a five-course sequence of language classes in preparation for upper division literature courses taught exclusively in Italian. As your studies progress, you'll find that the Italian program allows you to explore many aspects of Italian culture, including art history, music, history and classics. Many students choose a double major with Italian as a complement to many areas of the social sciences, including international relations, political science and economics.
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