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Major in Italian Studies

The Italian Studies major requires ten courses distributed as follows, among Sections I, II, III, IV, and V.

Section I: Two courses in Composition and Conversation, taught in Italian, in the Department of Romance Languages: Italian 21 and 22, or equivalent;

Section II: Two survey courses of Literature, taught in Italian: Italian 31, and 32, or equivalent;

Section III: One 100--‐level course of Advanced Italian Language, taught in Italian: Italian 121;

Section IV: Two Literature or culture courses at the 100--‐level, taught in Italian;

Section V: Three elective courses in Italian Literature, Culture, or related fields , taught in Italian or English (see Guidelines, attached to the Checklist for the Major, for acceptable courses).

Please note:Courses taught in departments other than Romance Languages must be devoted exclusively to Italian culture (as attested by course description and syllabus), and must be approved by the Department of Romance Languages for credit in the major. No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward the major. No more than two credits combining an Independent Study and an honors thesis may be counted toward the major. All courses taken for credit in the major must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Italian Studies Major Checklist for the Class of 2017 >

Italian Studies Major Checklist for the Class of 2018 >

Italian Studies Major Checklist for the Class of 2019 and beyond >


The Senior Year
It is highly recommended that seniors returning from overseas programs enroll in an appropriate Italian course in the Department of Romance Languages during their final year of study.

Declaring the Major
Interested students should consult the designated advisor for the major in Italian Studies.

Please note: A list of courses exclusively devoted to Italian culture, taught in departments other than Romance Languages, can be found in the Guidelines for acceptable courses, attached to the Italian Studies Major Checklist. This list is limited to courses which appear in the printed version of the 2015-2016 Tufts Bulletin. Please consult the sponsoring department to verify whether a course is offered in a particular semester.