Major in Italian Studies

Major requirements for:
- French
- Spanish
- Latin American Studies
- Italian Studies
The Italian Studies major requires 10 courses:

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

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

  3. One 100-level course of Advanced Italian Language, taught in Italian: Italian 121;

  4. Two Literature or culture courses at the 100-level, taught in Italian

  5. 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).

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.

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.

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.