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

Italian Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education Major

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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.

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 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 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 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 the Italian Major with Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood 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 - coursework may include: 15
Italian course (300 level) 3      *Experiential Learning (EL) Pathway  
Integrative Studies (IS) - 1 3      *300-level Italian cousework  
PEQ (6) 3      *PEQ (8)  
PEQ (7) 3       
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 310 Differentiated Planning and Assessment For Diverse Learners    3 INCH 380 Construction of Meaning in Mathematics And Science    3
INCH 320 Emergent Literacy and Language Development   3 INCH 390 Literacy, Language Arts, and Social Studies   3
Integrative Studies (IS) - 2 3 ITL 204 Italian Culture Through Cinematography   3
ITL 203 Urban Culture of Italy   3 Integrative Studies (IS) - 3
*Students can use one Italian 300 level course as IS course
EDU 475 Health Education, Child Abuse, and Violence Prevention Workshop   0 Math or Science Elective 3
Italian course (300 level) 3 EDU 485 Harassment, Bullying, Cyberbullying, and Discrimination in Schools: Prevention and Intervention (DASA Training)   0
    CME 050 Core Milestone Experience   0
Note - summer tuition is required
INCH 410 Diversity and Inclusion for Inclusive Early Childhood and Childhood Classrooms    3 INCH 411 Field Work and Practicum in Inclusive Education Settings   3
Fall Semester Spring Semester
INCH 425 Designing and Implementing Positive Learning Communities      3 INCH 490 Current Issues in Inclusive Education    3
INCH 435 Assessment for Learning   3 INCH 499 Inclusive Education Portfolio Presentation   0
INCH 470 Reflective Seminar on Teaching, Collaboration and Building Collaborative Partnerships   3 ITL 405 Senior Seminar: 19th Century Views of Reality   3
INCH 480 Student Teaching   6 ITL 406 Senior Seminar: 20th Century Literary Trends   3
    ITL 499 Italian Comprehensive   0
    Italian course (300 level) 3
    Liberal Arts Elective credits 3


  • Students in Bachelor of Arts degree programs must complete 90 credits of liberal arts coursework.
  • Students in the Inclusive Early Childhood/Childhood Education major must complete 10 credits of math and science coursework.
  • Students may use a major course to fulfill one Integrative Studies (IS) course requirement.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.7 is required before moving into INCH coursework (fall semester, junior year).


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