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Major Requirements

Major Requirements

Majors in Italian must complete a total of 12 advanced courses (48 quarter hours), comprised of a common 8-course core and a 4-course concentration in Italian Studies, Italian Language and Literature, or Commercial Italian.

Core Courses (32 quarter hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
ITA 201ADVANCED COMMUNICATION I4
ITA 202ADVANCED COMMUNICATION II4
ITA 203ADVANCED COMMUNICATION III4
Select five 300-level ITA courses *20

Students who begin their study of Italian at DePaul with ITA 202 or higher may substitute a 300-level Italian elective course for any of the required 200-level courses. 300-level courses will vary based on quarterly offerings.

300-Level Italian Course Listings*

Course Title Quarter Hours
ITA 301
ORIGINS OF ITALIAN LITERATURE: THE MIDDLE AGES
ITA 302
MASTERPIECES OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
ITA 303
LITERATURE AND SCIENCE IN ITALY: 1600-1800
ITA 304
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION I: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
ITA 305
TOWARDS UNIFICATION: ROMANTICS, REVOLUTIONARIES, AND REALISTS
ITA 306
FUTURISM AND BEYOND: TWENTIETH CENTURY WRITERS AND CULTURE
ITA 307
DANTE'S INFERNO: THE WORLD OF THE CONDEMNED
ITA 308
DANTE'S PURGATORY AND PARADISE: THE REALM OF SALVATION
ITA 309
THE ITALIAN NOVEL
ITA 310
PETRARCA AND BOCCACCIO
ITA 311
ITALIAN POETRY
ITA 312
ITALIAN DRAMA
ITA 317
ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS
ITA 318
CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL WRITERS IN ITALIAN
ITA 319
CILS EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSE
ITA 320
ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS
ITA 321
TRANSLATION
ITA 329
ITALIAN CINEMA
ITA 332
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION II: EARLY MODERN ITALY
ITA 340
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION III: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALY
ITA 351
HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
ITA 352
ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATION
ITA 353
ITALIAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
ITA 395
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
ITA 397
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN
ITA 398
STUDY ABROAD

Additional Domain Course Listings

Course Title Quarter Hours
MOL 260
EAT ITALY: THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND POLITICS OF ITALIAN FOOD (SCBI)

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours. Majors in Italian should select these courses in consultation with the Italian Program Director and Modern Languages Staff Advisor. Students can use their open electives to pursue a double major or one or more minors.

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