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

Italian BA


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Benvenuti! Would you like to be fluent in one of the world’s most-studied languages? Do you enjoy studying the culture that shaped historic thinkers such as Michelangelo, Dante and Montessori? Are you interested in learning more about Italy’s world-renowned contributions to food, design and architecture? If you want to master the language spoken by more than 60 million people around the globe-from Switzerland and the U.S. to Canada, Australia and Brazil-then UB’s Italian program might be the perfect fit.

Visit the Italian academic program page for more information about the academic experience, who you will learn from, opportunities outside of class and what you can do with this degree.

Visit the Romance Languages and Literature department page  for contact information, a brief overview of the department and the curricular options.

Admission Criteria


Current UB students seeking admission to the Italian BA will be added to the major upon request by completing the College of Arts and Sciences Major/Minor Change Request Form.

Course Requirements


Seven Italian Electives (21 credits)


Seven Italian 300/400 level Electives. ​(See AAR for an entire list of course options)

Only one from the following list may apply towards the seven electives required:

Notes


*Students are required to complete Introductory Language Core courses unless some or all are waived by the Department based on demonstrated proficiency. Appropriate language placement is based on a student’s high school preparation. Below are possible sequences to satisfy this requirement:

Total Credits Required for Major: 26-43


Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • Elective courses as needed to complete the 120 credit hour total

Total Credits Required for Graduation: 120


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements


Students must earn a minimum GPA of 2.000 in all Italian coursework for successful completion of the major.

Students who have taken no Italian before coming to UB will need to complete ITA 101  and ITA 102  before enrolling in ITA 151  and ITA 151 . Students who have studied some Italian but who need a refresher course will need to complete ITA 104  before enrolling in ITA 151  and ITA 151 .

Transfer Credit Policy

The department’s residency requirement stipulates that at least 50% of required credits for a major or minor be completed via Italian courses taken on campus. 

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

First Year Fall


  • UB Seminar Credits: 3
  • Credits: 4 OR Math and Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4
  • Introductory Language Core Credits: 5
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 1 Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


First Year Spring


  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Introductory Language Core Credits: 5
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry 2 Credits: 3
  • Scientific Literacy and Inquiry Lab Credits: 1
  • Credits: 4 OR Math and Quantitative Reasoning Credits: 4

Total Credits: 16


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 15


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 15


Third Year Fall


Total Credits: 15


Third Year Spring


  • ITA 322LEC - Adv Communication Italian Credits: 3
  • ITA 300/400 level Course Credits: 3
  • ITA 300/400 level course Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Credits: 1

Total Credits: 16


Fourth Year Fall


  • Two (2) ITA 300/400 level Courses AND Three 3-credit Electives Credits: 15 OR
  • Departmentally-approved study abroad (if not done junior year) Credits: 15

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Spring


  • ITA 300/400 level Course (If not completed via optional study abroad; otherwise, elective) Credits: 3
  • ITA 300/400 level Course (if not completed via optional study abroad; otherwise, elective) Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 4

Total Credits: 13


Total Credits Required: 120


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


  • Develop language competence and communicative strategies.
  • Apply knowledge of language history.
  • Identify and utilize linguistic core concepts.
  • Identify and analyze rhetorical strategies in different texts and genres.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural and theoretical contexts.
  • Locate and interpret sources and produce original research.
  • Incorporate sources and modes of analysis from multiple disciplines and media.
  • Appraise material critically.
  • Recognize and cultivate personal growth.

 

(HEGIS: 11.04 ITALIAN, CIP16.0902 Italian Language and Literature)

 

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