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Italian Major & Minor Requirements

Italian Major & Minor Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019

56 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any other major or minor.
Only grades of ‘C’ and above may count towards the major.
To enroll in all ITALIAN or ITALLANG courses taught in Italian at or above the 100 level, 
students must have successfully completed ITALLANG 22A or the equivalent. 
 
1. Hateway Courses
Students are encouraged to take two courses in the Italian gateways series taught in translation. 
 
2. Second-Year Language (12 units maximum)
ITALLANG 21, 22, 23 OR  ITALLANG 21A, 22A
 
3. Bridge Courses (3-4 units minimum) Students must enroll in at least one of the following: 
ITALLANG 114: Composition, Writing and Presentation (Autumn)
ITALLANG 115: Academic and Creative Writing (Winter)
 
4. Core Culture Courses (12 units required - ITALIAN 128 fulfills the WIM)
Students must take all three at Stanford. ITALIAN 128 fulfills the WIM Requirement:
ITALIAN 127: Inventing Italian Literature (Autumn)
ITALIAN 128: The Italian Renaissance and the Path to Modernity (Winter) (WIM)
ITALIAN 129: Modern Italian Culture (Spring)
 
5. Studies in Italian Culture (10 units minimum)
Students must complete a minimum of 2-3 courses in advanced ITALIAN coursework.
 
6. Electives (23 units maximum)
All electives must be pre-approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.
The following courses have been pre-approved as electives:
• Additional ITALIAN courses taught by Italian faculty. In English or Italian.
• OSPFLOR courses must be approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies PRIOR to the student's arrival in Florence.
 Must be approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies PRIOR to the student’s arrival in Florence.
• Maximum of 10 units from select Thinking Matters, SLE, or ESF courses.
• Maximum of 5 units from Digital Humanities. Student work must reflect Italian interests.
 
7. Oral Proficiency Interview
Students must take the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) two quarters prior to degree conferral.  Contact the Undergraduate Student Affairs Officer for the major to begin the process.
 
 
 

MINOR REQUIREMENTS 2018-2019

6 courses, 24 units minimum
All courses must be taken for a letter grade and may not be used towards any other major or minor.
Only grades of ‘C’ and above may count towards the minor.
 
1. Second-Year Language (12 units maximum)
ITALLANG 21, 22, 23   OR ITALLANG 21A, 22A
 
2. Bridge Courses and Core Culture Courses* (6-8 units minimum)
Students must take at least two of the following courses taught in Italian at Stanford.
ITALLANG 114: Composition, Writing and Presentation (Autumn)
ITALLANG 115: Academic and Creative Writing (Winter)
ITALIAN 127: Inventing Italian Literature (Autumn)
ITALIAN 128: The Italian Renaissance and the Path to Modernity (Winter)
ITALIAN 129: Modern Italian Culture: Avant-garde and Politics (Spring)
*To enroll in all ITALIAN or ITALLANG courses taught in Italian at or above the 100 level, 
students must have successfully completed ITALLANG 22A or the equivalent.
 
3. Electives (10 units maximum)
Prior approval from the Chair of Undergraduate Studies is required.
The following courses have been pre-approved as electives:
• Additional ITALIAN courses (below 300-level) taught by Italian faculty. In English or Italian.
• OSPFLOR courses must be approved by the Chair of Undergraduate Studies PRIOR to the student’s arrival in Florence.
• 5 units from select IHUM, Thinking Matters, Digital Humanities, SLE, or ESF courses.
 
Bing Overseas Studies
OSPFLOR: Florence
All BOSP-Florence students are encouraged to speak 
with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies to discuss 
the possibility of a major or minor in Italian.
 
OSPFLOR courses of 3 units or more must be approved by the Chair of 
Undergraduate Studies PRIOR to the student’s arrival 
in Florence in order to count towards the Italian major 
or minor.
 
Autumn Quarter 
34: Women in Florentine Art
41: The Florentine Sketchbook: A Visual Arts Practicum
115Y: Constructing and Deconstructing Symbols of a Civilization
 
Winter Quarter
48: Sharing Beauty in Florence
49: Filmic Portrayals of Fascism and WWII
111Y: Renaissance Art in Florence
 
Spring Quarter
54: Great Italian Masters of the 15th and 16th Centuries
58: Social Vision and Urban Change
67: Gender, Identity and Sexuality in Cinema
71: A Studio with a View
72: Reinventing Republicanism
 
 
 

Contact

Professor Robert Harrison
Chair of Undergraduate Studies
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 260
Pigott Hall, Rm. 121
Stanford, CA 94305-2005
harrison@stanford.edu

Denise Winters
Undergraduate Student Services
450 Serra Mall, Bldg. 260
Pigott Hall, Rm. 128
Stanford, CA 94305-2005
denisew1@stanford.edu

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