Italian : About The Program

About Our Degrees

The objectives of the Italian program are to develop students' proficiency in the use of the language, to familiarize them with the history of Italian literature, and to train them in the reading, interpretation, and appreciation of the country's literary masterpieces.

Acceptance Information

Applications to the major and minor are accepted on a rolling basis. Applications are available at the department office or on the RLL website.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the following prerequisite courses: ITA 101, ITA 102, ITA 151, ITA 152.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory level courses is: 24
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 24
Upper level/advanced courses is: 20

In the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, what do teaching assistants (TAs) do?

TAs generally teach introductory-level courses.

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Classes in the Italian program are small, and are taught by faculty with recognized commitment to teaching. One faculty member has received the Milton Plesur Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Undergraduate Research and Practical Experience

SUNY offers study abroad programs in Florence, Rome, and Venice. See Study Abroad Programs.

Students wishing to satisfy the requirements for teacher certification should plan their programs with particular care in order to accommodate the required semester of the professional sequence during their senior year. For certification requirements, students should contact the Teacher Education Institute, Graduate School of Education, 367 Baldy Hall.

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

Departmental Honors are awarded to graduating students based on GPA.

Extracurricular Activities

There are many opportunities to participate in out-of-class enrichment activities through the RLL department, including conversation groups and lectures. The Italian Department Club sponsors rewarding cultural events such as a film night. The club has received several UB Student Association awards.

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Links to Further Information About this Program

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:29 EST