Jan 18, 2021
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.
Students majoring in Italian 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.
Students seeking initial certification at the early childhood and childhood levels may double major in Italian and Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education. Students in this double major are required to have a minimum overall GPA of 2.7 before moving into INCH coursework which typically begins fall semester of the junior year.
Core Curriculum Requirements
All Nazareth students complete Core Curriculum coursework as part of their degree requirements. The Core provides a foundation in the liberal arts and sciences while guiding students to pose and explore their own intellectual questions. See Academic Policies and Procedures for specific core curriculum requirements.
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.
Required Courses for Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Majors
Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major Requirements
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
thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.
Examination (written, oral) provides students with the threefold opportunity:
- to demonstrate a working knowledge of Italian
culture and literature
Sample Program for the Italian Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education