cityscape in Chianti, Tuscany, ItalyStudents who choose the Italian track of the foreign language major will have a strong interest in learning the language and literature of Italy, but also in gaining an interdisciplinary knowledge of Italian culture which allows them to view the country, its language, and its people in a global context. Italian majors may continue on in Italian at the graduate level, or pursue careers in many different fields.

Declare the Italian Major

Students are expected to formally declare a major no later than the fourth semester of full-time enrollment (or at 61 semester hours for transfer students). Students can declare a major by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Italian Undergraduate Advisor: Dr. Claudia Romanelli, cromanelli@ua.edu

Degree and Track Requirements

The major in the Italian track of foreign languages and literature requires the successful completion of 32 semester hours with a minimum of 12 hours of 300- and 400-level courses earned on this campus. A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree.

Suggested Course Sequence for the Major

COURSES HOURS
IT 101 4
IT 102 4
IT 201 3
IT 202 3
IT 353 3
IT 364 3
IT 380 3
IT 480 3
IT electives 300 level (IT 323, IT 356, IT 361, UH 300) 6

 TOTAL                                                                                                                                 32

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements.

Placement

There is no departmental test for Italian. Students with previous experience in Italian should consult the Italian advisor, Dr. Claudia Romanelli, cromanelli@ua.edu.