CERTIFICATE IN ITALIAN STUDIES


DESCRIPTION

The Department of Modern Languages offers a Certificate in Italian Studies, designed as an interdisciplinary and complementary course of study for any undergraduate degree. The aim of the Certificate in Italian Studies is to provide an introduction to the very rich and varied culture of Italy, and to explore it using a variety of disciplines and subjects. These subjects include literature, history, archeology, art, cinema and political thought. Knowledge of the Italian language, both written and spoken, is an important tool for an understanding of Italian culture and is therefore a core element in the Certificate in Italian Studies. The certificate requires 24 credits, which students can take from the following departments: Modern Languages, History, Classics, and Art History.

CURRICULUM 

(24 credits)

Required core classes:
 

  • ITAL 341 Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition (4 units)

  • (Prerequisite: beginning and intermediate Italian or the equivalent)
     
  • ITAL 342 Advanced Italian Conversation and Composition (4 units)

  • (Prerequisite: beginning and intermediate Italian or the equivalent)
    (ITAL 341 and 342 focus on modern Italian culture and civilization in addition to language study)
     
  • ILML 335 Topics in Italian literature/film (in translation) (4 units)

  • (ILML 335 may focus on any of the following areas of Italian literature and film: modern, medieval, renaissance and 20th century)
     
     

    Plus three elective courses from the following two groups (at least one course from each group) (12 units):
     
    Group #1:
     
  • AH 323 (Italian Renaissance Art)
  • AH 425* (High Renaissance and Mannerism)
  • AH 326X* (The Baroque)
  • AH 323X* (Italian Renaissance Art)
  • AH 425X* (High Renaissance)
  • AH 340X* (Art and Ideas in Painting)
  • AH 300X* (European Art)

  • HIST 356A (The Italian Renaissance)
    Group #2:
     
  • CLAR 212 (Roman Archaeology)
  • CLAR 362 (The Archaeology of Roman Cities)
  • CLAR 352X** (Ancient Rome: Development of the City)
  • CLAS 254 (Rome Under the Caesars)
  • CLAS 401 (Life of the Romans) or CLAS 401X**

  • HIST 329C (Ancient Rome)

    Although they do not count for the certificate requirements, students are encouraged to choose from the following list for their Tier III requirement:
     

  • 404A (Reconstructing Roman Slavery)
  • 410 B (The Age of Michelangelo)
  • 496M (The Renaissance in Machiavelli)

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