Major in Italian



Major Requirements


For information on requirements for the Italian Major, please refer to the Undergradaute Guide.




Having completed an undergraduate major in Italian, you will be able to:




  • Demonstrate understanding and ability to analyze literary and non-literary texts in Italian representing a broad spectrum of topics, time periods, and geographical regions
  • Express yourself effectively in spoken and written Italian to inform, persuade, and narrate for different audiences of listeners, viewers, or readers
  • Express yourself effectively in spoken and written Italian to share information, reactions, and opinions related to a broad spectrum of topics and texts




  • Recognize and explain cultural artifacts, practices, and perspectives of the Italian-speaking world including how these cultural elements relate to literary and non-literary texts in Italian
  • Demonstrate a good degree of understanding of lexical, grammatical, syntactic, and stylistic features of the Italian language




  • Demonstrate awareness of difference and diversity by comparing and contrasting culturally situated  beliefs, behaviors, and norms of the Italian-speaking world with your own
  • Engage in a sustained fashion with the Italian language, its users, and cultural artifacts in and beyond the classroom, e.g., in your own community, virtual communities, and study abroad



How to Declare


  1. Download and complete the L&S Major Declaration Form.  
  2. Bring the form to an Italian advisor
  3. Note: If you have declared another major in a College other than L&S, and wish to double major in Italian, contact to complete the Italian Major Declaration Form with the help of an adivosr. Take the signed form to the Student Academic Affairs office of the other college in which you are enrolled, and file an “Academic Action Form.” Once the Academic Action Form has been filed, you should notify