Plan A Major

For a major under this plan, students must earn credit for 12 courses in Italian language, literature, and civilization. The following is a list of required courses for the major:
  • Five language courses: Italian 101 (Intensive Elementary Italian I), 102 (Intensive Elementary Italian II), Italian 201 (Intermediate Italian I), 202 (Intermediate Italian II), Italian 228 (Italian Language & Society);
  • Two 200-level interdisciplinary courses on Italian culture and civilization that are taught in English. These courses may be applied toward the major if a substantial portion of the assignments is completed in Italian;
  • Two courses from the literature offerings: 313, 314, 333;
  • Two courses (one of which is at the 300-level) from other department on an Italian-related subject. Students must consult with their faculty advisor as to which courses they can count toward the major
  • Italian 401(Senior seminar).

Plan B Major
If Italian is the primary language, students are required to take seven courses, including Italian 228, a 300-level literary survey, and Italian 401 (Special Topics).

If Italian is the secondary language, students are required to take five courses. Italian 228 is required. For students with prior background in Italian, at least one 300-level survey course is required.

All Majors (Plan A and Plan B, both categories) are required to pass an Italian language proficiency examination. This requirement is waived for students gaining a “B” or better in one of the Italian 300-level courses.

To declare a major in Italian, contact Professor Dario Del Puppo.

Students majoring in Italian are encouraged to attend of one the (fall/spring/summer) programs at the Trinity College Rome Campus where they can apply courses taken at the Rome Campus toward the Italian major subject to the approval of the faculty advisor.

Minor in Italian
For students who wish to minor in Italian, this is a sequence of six courses designed primarily to develop linguistic skills and an appreciation of Italian culture and civilization. These courses include, but are not limited to, the language acquisition courses (Italian 101, 102, 201, 202), Italian 228 (Italian Language & Society), and literary survey courses. In consultation with the minor advisor, Dario Del Puppo, students may also count culture and civilization courses taught in English if they do a significant amount of the coursework in Italian. In addition to the six courses, students must complete a .5 credit of “Language Across the Curriculum”.

Students interested in cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of Italian culture are referred to the Italian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor.