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Italian Major and Minor

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures proudly offers a bachelor of arts degree foreign language with a concentration in Italian.

Italian Major

A major in Foreign Language with a Concentration in Italian consists of 31 credits beginning at the 100 level. Students who begin at the 200 level or higher may count prior learning credits toward the major. Two (2) elective courses [6 credits] within the major are chosen in accordance with the academic interests of the student and their intended career path. These may be additional advanced level Italian courses, courses in a second modern language, courses in Latin; or, courses taught in English by another department where the study of Italy, Italian culture and/or the Italian diaspora are a major focus. These may include courses taught in English in the Mount’s semester Florence program. These elective courses provide students with supporting skills that will serve them in graduate Italian studies or particular career paths.

Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in Italian at Mount St. Mary’s, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take ITALN 498 Senior Seminar in the fall of their senior year.

Italian Minor

A minor in Italian consists of 18 credit hours including prior learning credits. Students who minor in Italian are required to take a minimum of 12 credit hours at Mount St. Mary’s. Students who participate in the Florence program may count the “Italian Life and Culture” course in Florence if they arrange with the Foreign Languages & Literatures department to include Italian language practice in the course.

Declaration of Major and Minor forms are available through the registrar's office.

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