BA in Italian
Thirteen courses with a grade of C or higher are required for the major. Students entering with advanced standing in Italian studies must complete a minimum of six principal courses at Boston University. Students participating in the Boston University Study Abroad program in Italy must complete a minimum of four principal courses in Italian language and literature on the Boston campus; two of these four courses must be taken at the 400 level or above on the student’s return from Padua.
Thirteen courses are required:
- One course in linguistics (CAS LX 250) or comparative literature (CAS XL 222).
- Two language courses: CAS LI 303 and either LI 304 or 305.
- Six literature courses: CAS LI 350, 351, 352, and three courses from LI 450, 452, 453, 459, 551, 553, 555, 556, 590.
- Two culture courses from CAS LI 340, 349, 452, 473, 480, 540.
- Two additional CAS LI courses or related courses from other departments chosen with advisor’s approval. Students may use these two courses, along with one cultural offering in item 4 (above), to form an interdisciplinary component to their Italian Studies major.
Students may take courses to fulfill their language requirement or courses toward their major or minor in the Boston University Study Abroad program in Padua. Additional information on this program is available in the Study Abroad and Internship Programs section of this site.
A placement test is required of all students whose most recent course in Italian was taken in high school or at a college other than Boston University and who wish to continue their study of this language here. Information regarding online placement exams is available in the department or on the departmental website.