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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

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The purpose of the Italian Major Program with Inclusive Adolescence Education is to prepare students to think and perceive rationally and critically with the goal of becoming effective teachers. 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 learns about the world of ideas and letters, past and present. This training strongly encourages 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.

For students pursuing careers in education a minimum GPA of 2.7 is required for student teaching.

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 Course Requirements

  • 9 courses in Italian (3 credits each), starting at the 102 level or higher


  • 3 labs are required (1 credit each); other labs are optional
  •   plus

  • Credits: 3
  • The Senior Experience for Italian majors culminates with a senior seminar, ITL 400, that encourages students to develop further scholarly and critical thinking, including current theoretical discussions in the academy.


    • Classes taught in English do not count toward NYSED certification in teaching the target language.

Italian Study Abroad Programs

  • One semester of study abroad is highly recommended:

In affiliation with the Università degli Studi `G. d’Annunzio, and the Conservatorio Luisa D’Annunzio, Nazareth University 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, spring and summer. Courses taken at the Università and the Conservatorio of Music may vary in intensity, and can be taken from any of the departments: Literature and Philosophy, Foreign Languages and Literatures, Economics, Political Science and Music. 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. Students majoring in music are encouraged to do an internship with the Conservatorio L. D’Annunzio.

In affiliation with the Santa Reparata International School of Arts (SRISA), Nazareth University 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 SRISA.

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

See Education: Initial Teacher Certification in Inclusive Adolescence Education   for course requirements.

  • Note - Students who are planning to study abroad and complete the Inclusive Adolescence Education program complete their study abroad semester during the sophomore year.

Sample Program for Italian Majors with Inclusive Adolescence Education

Fall Semester Spring Semester
ENGW 101 Exposition    3 ENGW 102 Argument and Research   3
ACS 101 Academic and College Success   1 ITL 202 Intermediate Italian II   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 ITL 202L Lab Intermediate Italian II   1
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (3) 3
ITL 201 Intermediate Italian I      3 PEQ (4) 3
ITL 201L Lab Intermediate Italian I   1 PEQ (5) 3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Study Abroad Semester 15
DEIB/Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3      *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2
*Students use one Italian course as IS
3      *PEQ (8)  
PEQ (6) 3      *300-level Italian coursework  
PEQ (7) 3       
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 030 Orientation for Professional Semester    0 LST 301 Language, Literacy, and Culture   3
ADOL 410 Principles of Teaching, Learning, and Assessment for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
ITL 203 Italian Cultures I    3 ITL 204 Italian Cultures II   3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 3 3 Social Science Elective 3
Italian course (300 level) 3 Italian course (300 level) 3
Math Elective 3 ITL 457 Curriculum Methodology Middle School And High School   3
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
Note - summer tuition is required
ADIN 440 Foundations of Teaching Secondary Students With Disabilities   3 ADIN 441 Curriculum and Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
ADOL 476 Designing and Maintaining Positive Learning Environments     2 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Leadership in School and Community   3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Italian courses (300 level) 3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 Liberal Arts Elective 3
ITL 479 Student Teaching Middle School and High School   6 ITL 400 Italian Senior Seminar   3
    Science Elective 3
Important Notes:
* Students must complete six credit hours in each of the following areas: math, science, social studies & English
* At least 12 credits of Integrative Studies (IS) or electives must be Liberal Arts courses
* Eligibility for student teaching requires that students have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or higher


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