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Italian

Anderson Hall, Room 532
215-204-1261
www.temple.edu/fgis

Louis Mangione, Acting Chair
347 Anderson Hall
215-204-8247
mangione@temple.edu

Mariquita Noris, Advisor
215-204-8278
mgnoris@temple.edu

Michelle A. Pugliese
Administrator
429 Anderson Hall
215-204-5628
michelle.pugliese@temple.edu

 

 

Summary of Degree Requirements

1. University Requirements

  • Mathematics 0701 (4 s.h.) and/or English 0701 (4 s.h.), if required by placement testing.
  • All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses as part of the major. See below for a list of the specific courses required for your major.
  • Students must complete requirements of the General Education (GenEd) Program. See the General Education section of the Undergraduate Bulletin for more details.

2. College of Liberal Arts Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 123 credits, including: 90 credits in CLA/CST courses, 45 credits of which must be at the upper level (numbered 2000-4999).
  • For Humanities majors, 6 upper level credits must be earned in the Social Sciences: African American Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Asian Studies, Criminal Justice, Economics, Environmental Studies, Geography and Urban Studies, History, Jewish Studies, Latin American Studies, Mathematical Economics, Neuroscience: Systems, Behavior and Plasticity, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Women's Studies , or any department in the College of Science and Technology.
  • Only courses in which a student receives a grade of at least C- can satisfy GenEd, major, minor, or CLA Foreign Language and Global Studies requirements.

3. Foreign Language/Global Studies Requirements

1) All students must complete the second level of a foreign language;

2) All students must complete at least one course from the GenEd Global/World Society category; and

3) All students must complete one of the following options

  • Third level of a foreign language;
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a foreign language;
  • A second General Education Global/World Society course;
  • Study Abroad at an approved program; or
  • Take one Global Studies course from the list on the CLA College Graduation Requirements page.

4. Major Requirements (30 s.h.)

Specifically Required courses:

  • Italian 1003, 2001, 3096
  • Italian 2096 or 4096

Six Elective courses in Italian numbered 2000-4999


5. General electives vary according to a student's individual program of study. Consult your academic advisor for more information.

 

Requirements for the Major

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 1003** Italian Language III 3 LB
Italian 2001** Intermediate Italian 3  
Italian 3096 Composition II: Advanced Writing Skills 3 WI*
Italian Electives Select six courses numbered 2000+ 18  
Select one writing-intensive elective in Italian from list below: 3  
Italian

Italian
2096

4096
Composition I: Italian Composition & Conversation
    or
Creative Writing Through Reading
  WI

WI
Total     30  
         
*Indicates writing capstone for the major
**Students who place out of Italian 1003 will need one additional elective; those who place out of Italian 2001 will need two additional electives.
Note: Up to two cognate courses in English may be accepted (by permission of the Italian advisor) as part of the required
elective courses.

 

All Temple students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses. The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are listed above and are identified by "WI" in the Attribute column.

 

Requirements for the Minor

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 1002 * Italian Language II 4 LA
Italian 1003 * Italian Language III 3 LB
Italian 2001 Intermediate Italian 3  
Italian Electives Select three courses numbered 2000+ 9  
Total     19  
*Students who place out of Italian 1002 will need one additional elective; those who place out of Italian 1003 will need two additional electives.

 

All courses must be taught in Italian.

 

Requirements for the Special Foreign Language Certificate in Italian

Six courses (20 semester hours), beginning with Italian 1001: Italian Language I and including Italian 2501: Italian for Business.

Students who place out of any course will need additional electives.

 

Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 1001 Italian Language I 4 LA
Italian 1002 Italian Language II 4 LA
Italian 1003 Italian Language III 3 LB
Italian 2001 Intermediate Italian 3  
Italian 2501 Italian for Business 3  
Italian Elective Select one course numbered 2000+ 3  
Total     20  

 

All courses must be taught in Italian.

 

Distinction in Major

To be considered for Distinction in Major in Italian, students must:

  • Complete the requirements for the concentration in Italian with a GPA of at least 3.50;
  • Have an overall GPA of at least 3.25;
  • Be recommended to the chair of the department by the Italian faculty advisor.

 

Study Abroad

Students declaring a major or minor in Italian are encouraged to study abroad.  Temple has its own campus in Rome, Italy, which offers courses in a variety of fields, including language, art, architecture, and international business.  Students interested in studying in Italy should discuss their plans with the Italian faculty advisor as early as possible.

 


 

Suggested Semester-by-Semester Plan

 

Freshman Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
English 0802, 0812, or 0902 Analytical Reading & Writing 4 GW
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Quantitative Literacy 4 GQ
Italian 1001 Italian Language I 4 LA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Human Behavior 3 GB
Subtotal      15  
   
Freshman Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Intellectual Heritage 0851 or 0951 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar I 3 GY
Italian 1002 Italian Language II 4 LA
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology I 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Race & Diversity 3 GD
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Global/World Society 3 GG
Subtotal      16  
 
Sophomore Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 1003 Italian Language III 3 LB
Intellectual Heritage 0852 or 0952 Mosaic: Humanities Seminar II 3 GZ
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Science & Technology II 3 GS
GenEd 08xx or 09xx U.S. Society 3 GU
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 2  
Subtotal      17  
 
Sophomore Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 2001 Intermediate Italian 3  
GenEd 08xx or 09xx Arts 3-4 GA
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
Subtotal      15-16  
 
Junior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal     15  
 
Junior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ Social Science/CST Course 3  
Italian 2096
  or
4096
Composition I: Italian Composition & Conversation
     or
Creative Writing Through Reading
3

3
WI

WI
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 1st Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
Italian 3096 Composition II: Advanced Writing Skills 3 WI
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Subtotal      15  
 
Senior Year – 2nd Semester  
Subject Course # Course Title Hours Attribute
Italian 2000+ One 2000+ Italian Course 3  
CLA/CST 2000+ One 2000+ CLA/CST Course 3  
CLA/CST 0800-4999 Any CLA/CST Elective 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Any 0800-4999 One Elective in Any School or College 3  
Subtotal      15  
         
Degree Total 123  
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