Italian : Degrees & Policies

Degrees Offered

Undergraduate: BA, Minor

Advisement

Please contact Romance Languages and Literatures (716-645-2191, rll-info@buffalo.edu) for advising and any questions regarding Italian courses or the Italian program.

Academic Requirements

Students who choose to major in Italian take eight courses at the 300-400 level, including ITA 321 and ITA 322.

The department strongly encourages Italian majors to study art history, music, history, English, classics, and women's studies.

Italian - B.A.

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Advising Notes

ITA 152 or its equivalent is required for admission into the major.

Students are advised to learn a second foreign language and to take electives in such relevant fields as art, history, music, and philosophy. Electives may also be used to arrange joint or double-major programs.

Prerequisite Courses

ITA 101 Elementary Italian 1st Semester*
ITA 102 Elementary Italian 2nd Semester*
ITA 151 Intermediate Italian 1st Semester*
ITA 152 Intermediate Italian 2nd Semester*

Required Courses

ITA 321 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition, and Conversation I
ITA 322 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition, and Conversation II
Six additional 400-level electives

Summary
Total required credit hours for the major...24

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Recommended Sequence of Program Requirements

FIRST YEAR
Fall ITA 101
Spring ITA 102

SECOND YEAR
Fall ITA 151
Spring ITA 152

THIRD YEAR
Fall ITA 321, one 400-level course
Spring ITA 322, one 400-level course

FOURTH YEAR
Fall Two 400-level courses
Spring Two 400-level courses

Italian - Minor

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.5 in the prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses

ITA 101 Elementary Italian 1st Semester
ITA 102 Elementary Italian 2nd Semester
ITA 151 Intermediate Italian 1st Semester
ITA 152 Intermediate Italian 2nd Semester

Required Courses

ITA 321 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition & Conversation I
ITA 322 Advanced Italian Grammar, Composition & Conversation II
Two 400-level ITA courses

Summary
Total required credit hours for the minor...12

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:29 EST