Skip to Navigation
    Nazareth College Catalogs
   
 
  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian - Major


Return to College of Arts and Sciences Return to: College of Arts and Sciences

The purpose of the major program is to educate students to think and perceive rationally and critically. This education includes reading and thinking; learning about literary and cultural movements; and making connections between the primarily aesthetic literary artifacts of the culture and its political, social, and economic history.

Through the Emerson Foreign Language Laboratory, students are trained to use new learning and technology media at all language levels to allow them to communicate effectively in the world. Likewise, they are encouraged to prepare themselves philosophically and practically to make linkages between the major and other academic disciplines.

The student majoring in Italian will learn about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training requires at least one semester of study abroad; one year is recommended. The cohesive, integrated program of foreign language, culture, and literature courses ensures maximum proficiency in the target language.

Italian Core


Italian Majors are required to take the following courses (Note: Any of these courses, except for the 400 level courses, can be taken abroad.)

  • Four Upper Division Italian Courses (300 level) credits: 12
As well as:

Italian Study Abroad Programs


In affiliation with the Università degli Studi `G. d’Annunzio, Nazareth College offers its own academic year abroad program in Pescara, Italy. Italian majors and non-majors alike may take advantage of the extensive program of courses offered during the fall, the spring and the summer. Courses taken at the Università may vary in intensity, and can be taken from any of the departments: Literature and Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Economics and Political Science. Students are fully integrated into Italian life. Activities and field trips are organized and students in the program can expect to participate regularly in social and cultural events with Italian college students. Students interested in the combined study of Italian and business are encouraged to do a business internship in Pescara in a local business setting organized in conjunction with the Pescara Chamber of Commerce.

In affiliation with the Institute of Fine and Liberal Arts at Palazzo Rucellai in Florence, Nazareth College offers its own academic year abroad in Florence, Italy. Students majoring or minoring in Art, Studio Art, International Studies and History are encouraged to take advantage of the extensive number of courses offered at the Scuola Rucellai.

Italian Senior Experience


The Senior Experience for Italian majors culminates with two literature seminars, ITL 405-406, that encourage students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.

The Comprehensive Examination (written, oral) provides students with the threefold opportunity:

  • to ascertain that seniors have adequately mastered the Italian language

  • to help seniors synthesize the subject matter of the four-year learning experience

  • to demonstrate a working knowledge of Italian culture and literature

Sample Program for Italian Majors


Freshman Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Math and Science Perspectives I Credits: 7
As well as:

Sophomore Year


  • Perspectives I Credits: 9
  • Math or Science Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Liberal Arts Electives Credits: 9
As well as:

Junior Year


Minimum of One Semester taken Abroad in the Fall

  • Perspectives I Credits: 6
  • Perspectives II Credits: 6
  • Italian (300 Level) Credits: 6
  • Elective Credits: 12

Senior Year


  • Perspectives II Credits: 3
  • Italian (300 Level) Credits: 6
  • Electives Credits: 15
As well as:

Return to College of Arts and Sciences Return to: College of Arts and Sciences