Italian Major

Italian Studies

Director: Alessandro Carrera

The department offers an interdisciplinary program in Italian studies leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program allows students to major in a broad area, rather than in one specific department.

Bachelor of Arts in Italian Studies

In addition to completing the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, students majoring in Italian Studies must complete 30 semester hours in areas listed. The requirements for the major in Italian Studies include:

  1. Six semester hours: ITAL 2301 and 2302.
  2. Nine semester hours in courses taught in Italian, or courses that require a substantial amount of written work in Italian, selected from ITAL 3301, 3302, 3303, 3304, 3305, 3308, 3335, 3345, and 4308, .
  3. ITAL 3335 or 4308;
  4. Twelve semester hours selected from ARCH 3354, ARTH 3381, 3383; CLAS 3306, 3307, 3308ENGL 4330; HIST 4330, 3336, 4333; MUSI 3300, 3301, 4380; THEA 3335, 3336; WCL 2351, 2352, 4351, 4352, 4353 (students can also substitute courses listed in item 2 that have not been taken or other courses with the consent of the program director).

Italian Studies majors must earn at least a 2.00 grade point average in all Italian courses counting toward the major and attempted at the University of Houston.

Students who have not taken their first three semesters of Italian at the University of Houston (including those with two or more years of high school Italian) must take a placement examination and see a department advisor before enrolling in Italian courses. Credit may be awarded by examination for courses at the 2000- and 3000-level. For information see the departmental advisor.

Transfer students must take at least 9 semester hours of advanced Italian course work in residence to qualify for a bachelor's degree with a major in Italian Studies.

Catalog Publish Date: August 22, 2012
This Page Last Updated: July 9, 2012