COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations3
Mathematics Requirement3
Arts and Humanities (2 courses)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)7
Social Science (2 courses)6
Social and Personal Awareness (2 courses)6
Major Requirements
ITAL 2607Intermediate Italian 14
ITAL 2608Intermediate Italian 24
ITAL 4880Italian Conversation and Composition Capstone 14
Select five courses from the following (20 s.h.):20
Italian Phonetics Phonology
Italian Civilization and Culture
Italian Linguistics
Survey of Italian Literature 1
Survey of Italian Literature 2
Contemporary Italian Literature
Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition
Literary Representations of 19th Century Italy
Study Abroad in Italian
Minor18
Electives to meet 120 hours32
Total Semester Hours120-122

Study Abroad in Italy

Italian majors are encouraged to study abroad at some point in their undergraduate career. Credits earned in  ITAL 3799 Study Abroad in Italian may be counted toward the major. Students should consult with the Italian faculty and with the International Programs Office for assistance in choosing an appropriate program.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ITAL 1505 Elementary Italian 1 4
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
MATH 2623
Quantitative Reasoning
or Introduction to Logic
or Introductory Statistics
3
Natural Science GER 3
 Semester Hours14-15
Spring
ITAL 1506 Elementary Italian 2 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 2607 Intermediate Italian 1 4
Natural Science with Lab GER 4
Social and Personal Awareness GER 3
Minor course 3
 Semester Hours14
Spring
ITAL 2608 Intermediate Italian 2 4
Social Science GER 3
Arts and Humanities GER 3
Minor course 3
ITAL 3701 Service Learning in Italian ( (or in Spring of third year)) 2
 Semester Hours15
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 3700-level course 1 4
Minor 2600/3700-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
 Semester Hours14
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
Elective 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
ITAL 3700-level course 1 4
ITAL 4880 Italian Conversation and Composition Capstone 4
Minor 3700/4800-level course 3
Elective 3700/4800-level 3
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours119-120

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.