COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Mathematics Requirement
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences6
Social Science6
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective / First-Year Experience3
Major Requirements
ITAL 2605Advanced Intermediate Italian4
ITAL 3702Intensive Italian Review4
ITAL 4880Italian Conversation and Composition Capstone 14
Five of the following:20
Italian Linguistics and Phonetics
Italian Civilization and Culture
Survey of Italian Literature 1
Survey of Italian Literature 2
Contemporary Italian Literature
Literary Representations of 19th Century Italy
Study Abroad in Sicily
Total Semester Hours71
1

In order to complete ITAL 4880 Italian Conversation and Composition Capstone, the student must achieve the level of Advanced Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview and Writing Proficiency Test.

Study Abroad in Sicily

In May and June of even-numbered years, students who have completed ITAL 3702 Intensive Italian Review may enroll in ITAL 3798 Study Abroad in Sicily.  During this program, students live in Cefalù, Sicily, and take classes at the CulturForum Italian Language School.  The program includes numerous excursions to other noteworthy places in Sicily, and there is an option to register for an additional two semester hours of ITAL 3799 Study Abroad in Italian, which involves two weeks of travel and study, mostly in northern Italy (e.g., Milan, Ravenna, Rimini, Modena).  For more information, see the program brochure.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ITAL 1550 Elementary Italian 4
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 2623
Quantitative Reasoning
or Introduction to Logic
or Introductory Statistics
3
Natural Science GER 3
First-Year Experience Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ITAL 2600 Intermediate Italian 4
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
ITAL 2605 Advanced Intermediate Italian 4
Natural Science with Lab GER 4
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Minor course 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
ITAL 3702 Intensive Italian Review 4
ITAL 3798 Study Abroad in Sicily (if an even year) 0-4
Social Science GER 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Minor course 3
 Semester Hours13-17
Year 3
Fall
ITAL 3700-level course 1 4
Social Science GER 3
Minor 2600/3700-level course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ITAL 3700-level course 1 4
ITAL 3798 Study Abroad in Sicily (if an even year) 4-0
Minor 2600/3700-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
 Semester Hours17-13
Year 4
Fall
ITAL 3700-level course 1 4
Minor 3700/4800-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
ITAL 3701 Service Learning in Italian 1
or HPES activity class  
 Semester Hours14
Spring
ITAL 3700-level course 1 4
Minor 3700/4800-level course 3
ITAL 4880 Italian Conversation and Composition Capstone 4
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120
1

 Each semester one or two of the following courses are offered:  ITAL 3724, ITAL 3735, ITAL 3740, ITAL 3741, ITAL 3750, ITAL 3760, ITAL 3798.

Learning Outcomes

The department's learning outcomes for foreign language majors are as follows:

CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING

The student will develop an understanding and appreciation of the history and culture of those areas in which the target language is spoken.

READING COMPREHENSION

The student will be able to read and understand a variety of materials written in the target language. These materials may include but are not limited to: novels, plays, poetry, newspaper and magazine articles, and private correspondence (e.g., business communications).

LISTENING COMPREHENSION

The student will be able to understand the target language when spoken in a variety of contexts. These contexts may include but are not limited to: conversation with another individual or individuals, formal lectures, song, and film.

ORAL EXPRESSION

The student will be able to carry on a conversation and deliver a speech in the target language. The student will achieve a level of Advanced Low on the Oral Proficiency Interview administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

WRITTEN EXPRESSION

The student will be able to compose in the target language a variety of written documents. These documents may include but are not limited to: formal and casual correspondence, essays, and creative works. The student will achieve a level of Advanced Low on the Writing Proficiency Test administered by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.