Italian Programs

One of the largest Undergraduate Italian Programs in the United States!

Mission Statement of the Italian Program:
Educating Arizona’s students about Italy, Italian, Italians, and Italian-Americans.

Objectives:

  • To provide high-quality education about the language, literature, and culture of Italy, Italians, and Italian-Americans.
  • To conduct high-quality research in Italian language, literature, and culture, which contributes to the study of Italian locally, nationally, and internationally.
  • To support local, national, and international organizations that promote the teaching of Italian language, literature, and culture.
  • To support the University of Arizona, College of Humanities, the School of International Languages Literatures and Cultures, and the Department of French and Italian in their respective missions.

The Department offers two degree major emphases in Italian:

  1. Italian Language and Literature, focusing on the acquisition of language skills and cultural competency. (see below for more details)
    Major: 32 units including 201, 202, 301, 310, 320, 410, and 420.
    Minor: 20 units including 201, 202, 301, 310, and 320. 

Major Emphasis 1: Language and Literature (32 units total)

I. Requirements (8 units)

___ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian 1

___ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian 2 (or credit or AP equiv.: 202z or credit-by-exam)

II. Classes taught in Italian (18 units Upper division): 12 units at 300-level and 6 units  at 400-level

___ITAL 301: Advanced Italian conversation (or credit or AP equiv)

___ITAL 310: Spoken Italian in cultural context

___ITAL 320: Written Italian in cultural context

 (classes may be taken concurrently)

___Additional course at 300-level 

ITAL 310 & 320 may be taken twice for credit when course content is different

___ ITAL 410: Italian Film and Fiction

___ ITAL 420: Italian Civilization

ITAL 410 & 420 may be taken twice for credit when course content is different

III.  Electives (6 units Upper division) Taught in English

Choose from:

___ITAL 330A: Resisting Fascism
___ITAL 330B: Italian Americana in Literature and Film: Crossing Oceans

___ITAL 330CThe Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Italian Cinema

___ITAL 330D: Women in Italian Society
___ITAL 431: The Divine Comedy by Dante

___ITAL 496A: Topics in Advanced Italian Studies (Orvieto Study Abroad) 

See adviser for more options

  1. Italian Studies, with advanced courses taught in English. (see below for more details)
    Major: 32 units including 201, 202
    Minor: 20 units including 201, 202 

Emphasis 2: Italian studies (32 units total)

I. Requirements (8 units)

___ ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian 1

___ ITAL 202: Intermediate Italian 2 (or credit equiv.: 202z or credit-by-exam)

II. Electives (Lower division) Taught in English

Choose from:

___ITAL 230: Intro to Italian Culture

___ITAL 231: Fashion in France and Italy

___ITAL 240: Italian Folklore & Popular Culture

___ITAL 250 A: Literature in Translation: Middle Ages

___ITAL 250 B:  Literature in Translation: Renaissance

___ITAL 250 C:  Literature in Translation: Italian Theater

___ITAL 250 D: Literature in Translation: The Novel 

III.  Electives (Upper division) taught in English

Choose from:

___ITAL 330A: Resisting Fascism
___ITAL 330B: Italian Americana in Literature and Film: Crossing Oceans

___ITAL 330C The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in Italian Cinema

___ITAL 330D: Women in Italian Society
___ITAL 431: The Divine Comedy by Dante

___ITAL 496A: Topics in Advanced Italian Studies (Orvieto Study Abroad)

 

See adviser for more options 

Please note that 12 upper-division units are required for majors (ITAL 301-499); 9 upper-division units required for minors (ITAL 301-499); furthermore, almost all courses offered by the Italian Department- whether in Italian or English- count toward either B.A. option (exceptions: TRAD 102, ITAL 101, 102, and 102z)

Courses taught in Italian

Foundation Courses

ITAL 101: Elementary Italian I
ITAL 102: Elementary Italian II
ITAL 102z: Intensive Elementary Italian
ITAL 201: Intermediate Italian I
ITAL 202: Intermediate Italian II
ITAL 202z: Intensive Intermediate Italian

Advanced Courses

ITAL 301: Advanced Conversation
ITAL 310: Spoken Italian in Cultural Context
ITAL 320: Written Italian in Cultural Context

Italian Literature and Film Courses

ITAL 410: Italian Film/Fiction
ITAL 420: Italian Civilization

Courses taught in English

ITAL 230: Introduction to Italian Culture
ITAL 240: Italian Folklore & Popular Culture
ITAL 250a: Literature in Translation: Middle Ages
ITAL 250b: Literature in Translation: Renaissance
ITAL 250c: Literature in Translation: Italian Theater
ITAL 250d: Literature in Translation: The Novel

*Note: all 200-level classes listed above count towards Tier II requirements

ITAL 330a: Italian Studies: Fascism, Resistance, and Reconstruction
ITAL 330b: Italian Americana in Literature and Film: Crossing Oceans
ITAL 330c: Italian Studies: Italian Cinema & Literature
ITAL 330d: Women in Italian Society
ITAL 431: The Divine Comedy by Dante
ITAL 496a: Topics in Advanced Italian Studies (Courses taught in Orvieto)                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

For more information on specific courses, please see our course list.

For information on General Education and overall degree requirements associated with majors offered by the College of Humanities, please visit the following link: http://advising.humanities.arizona.edu/undergraduate-degree-requirement