This program offers two concentrations: Italian Language and Culture and Interdisciplinary Italian Studies. Regular consultation with advisor is highly recommended.
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad through the CSU International Programs or semester-long options in Rome and Venice. In addition, there are program internship opportunities at Italian and Italian-American institutions in the area.
Once students have met the first- and second-year general language requirements, in the third year they take a common set of core courses in the target language. In the fourth year they choose between the two concentrations: students intending to earn the teaching credential select Italian Language and Culture; students interested in a more interdisciplinary approach select Interdisciplinary Italian Studies. Both tracks share a common core.
Competency in the Italian Language (16 units lower division Italian). Take all of the following:
Some of these courses may be waived for students who have completed sufficient high-school Italian or have proved intermediate-level proficiency. Native speakers of Italian may not enroll in ITAL 101A,B or 201 A,B.
Electives (9 units): ITAL 411, 414*, 433, 454, 462, 473, 476, 478, 482, 490, 494, 499.
Two years of a second foreign language.
* Candidates who intend to teach Italian language are required to take ITAL 414.
Electives (9 units): AH 423, 424; CWL 330A**, 330B**, 422I, 430, 432, 449**; HIST 332; ITAL 411, 414, 454, 462, 473, 476, 478, 482, 490, 494, 499; MUS 436**; RGR 314I, 315I, 346I, 400I.
**Accepted only when syllabi include a good amount of Italian content.
Close work with the advisor will enable majors to design a comprehensive study plan for their entire CSULB experience and for life-long learning. General Education courses and electives should be chosen to coordinate with the major.