Italian Studies: Italian Literature, BA
The Italian Studies section of the Romance Languages Department offers programs in language, literature, film, linguistics, cultural studies and civilization for students with or without a background in Italian. At the core of this program is the study of the Italian language, understood both in the narrow sense of verbal communication, but also in the larger sense of textual messages: literary, cinematic, historical, art-historical, and mass-cultural.
The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.
For information about the General Education requirements, please visit the College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum page.
|College General Education Requirements and Free Electives|
|Foundational Approaches + Sectors1 + Free Electives||20|
|ITAL 201||Advanced Italian I||1|
|ITAL 202||Advanced Italian II||1|
|or ITAL 203||Masterpieces-Italian Literature|
|Select 10 course units of Electives 2||10|
|Must be taken in the Department at Penn|
|Total Course Units||32|
You may count no more than one course toward both a Major and a Sector requirement. For Exceptions, check the Policy Statement.
At least 6 courses in Italian literature or civilization in the Department of Romance Languages; at least 3 of these must be completed at the 300-level at Penn. Up to 4 courses may be chosen from Italian Studies offerings outside Romance Languages. No more than 6 elective courses may be taken abroad.
No more than 2 courses taught in English may count for the major in Italian Literature. For at least 1 English-taught course, students should arrange an Italian component with the professor (e.g., extra class sessions, research, written assignments, or term paper in Italian).
Must have a minimum 3.5 GPA in the Major and a GPA of 3.3 overall.
|ITAL 398||Honors Thesis 1||1.0|
Must be completed in the Department at Penn.
The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2021 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.