Bachelor of Arts in Italian
Build a foundation of cultural literacy, global awareness and language proficiency with the Bachelor of Arts in Italian in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 123-credit program emphasizes critical communication, reading and thinking skills to help you become competitive in today’s global workplace.
The Italian BA program takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of Italian, and students form a deep appreciation for cultural perspectives within the Italian-speaking world. Advanced language instruction helps you develop competency, fluency and retention in Italian. Literature and history coursework emphasizes Italy’s cultural, global and national identity, while cinema and media studies coursework illuminates the history, events and people that have shaped the country.
In this intimate program, you’ll benefit from small class sizes and receive the personal attention from faculty needed to develop proficiency in the language. Faculty and administrators provide support throughout the program and work collaboratively with students to realize their individual academic and professional goals.
Immerse yourself in Italian culture and society through one of Temple’s study away opportunities, including at Temple’s campus in Rome. Gain a broad view of the country and its unique perspectives with classes offered in art, architecture, language and international business.
Classes & Curriculum
The Italian BA program's language coursework hones your grammar, reading and writing, and vocabulary skills, with an emphasis on cultural and literary analysis. In addition to elective courses, students also complete a minimum of two Italian writing-intensive classes.
Some of the required courses include
- Composition I: Italian Composition and Conversation,
- Composition II: Advanced Writing Skills,
- Creating Writing through Reading,
- Intermediate Italian I, and
- Intermediate Italian II.
Related Graduate Degrees
- Economics MA
- Film and Media Arts MFA**
- History MA
- Liberal Arts MLA
- Business Administration MBA*
- Music History MM***
- Opera MM***
- Psychology PhD
- Religion MA
Related Graduate Certificates
- Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies
*Fox School of Business
**School of Theater, Film and Media Arts
***Boyer College of Music and Dance