DePaul's innovative modern languages
program provides you with a customizable curriculum to develop advanced
linguistic and cultural expertise in Italian and to apply that expertise in the
disciplinary or professional contexts of your choice.
Whether in the “global community” of
today’s world or in multiethnic communities such as Chicago, this advanced
expertise is an increasingly valuable personal and professional asset,
requiring appropriate training and credentials.
One of the requirements
of the Italian
MA program is a service learning experience. It
will involve working within an environment where you can apply your linguistic
expertise as a volunteer, contributor, intern or employee. Sites include:
- Community groups
- Social service or
One of the key highlights of this program is the flexibility
it offers. You’re encouraged to speak with your faculty advisor and the
department staff advisor in order to determine the courses best suited to your
career goals and interests.
Flexible Locations and Times
The core courses are offered in
the evenings, while most of the language courses are offered late afternoon
The program is
- Adult professionals
(government employees, social workers, healthcare providers, businesspeople, teachers,
etc.) whose career requires this applied expertise.
Full-time students (taking two
classes at four credit hours each for a total of eight credit hours per
quarter) may complete the program in two years/six quarters.
The core curriculum consists of the following courses taught
- MOL 401: Professional
- MOL 402: Language,
Self, and Society
- MOL 403: Communities
- MOL 497: MA Capstone
In addition, all 300-level courses in Italian are
offered simultaneously as 400-level electives to complete the MA program. These
400-level courses carry different requirements than the lower-level courses and
are taught in Italian. Students may complete their eight electives for the MA in one
or a combination of three ways:
- Complete 400-level electives in Italian from
among those that are offered every quarter.
- Complete graduate-level electives
taught in English from another department and complete coursework in Italian.
- Work with one of our faculty members
to complete an independent study.