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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian Major with Inclusive Adolescence Education

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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 learns 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.

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 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.

Required Courses for Inclusive Adolescence Education

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

  • Note - students who are majoring in a Foreign Language with Inclusive Adolescence Education complete their study abroad semester in spring of the sophomore year.

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 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 222 Italy Through the Lenses   3
FYS - PEQ (1) 3 ITL 222L Lab Italy Through the Lenses   1
Science PEQ plus lab (2) 4 PEQ (3) 3
ITL 221 Discover the Language and Culture      3 PEQ (4) 3
ITL 221L Discover the Language and Culture Lab   1 PEQ (5) 3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
SPF 204 History and Philosophy of Education   3 Study Abroad Semester 15
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 PII Language and Literacy Development   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 Urban Culture of Italy    3 ITL 204 Italian Culture Through Cinematography   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 Motivation and Management     2 ADOL 480 Adolescent Development and Youth Culture in School & Community   3
ADOL 477 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Secondary Learners   3 Italian courses (300 level) 3
ADOL 478 Reflective Seminar   2 ITL 405 Senior Seminar: 19th Century Views of Reality   3
ITL 479 Student Teaching Middle School and High School   6 ITL 406 Senior Seminar: 20th Century Literary Trends   3
    ITL 499 Italian Comprehensive   0
    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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