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Italian

The Italian curriculum provides solid foundations for a variety of career paths by developing linguistic and cultural proficiency and strengthening students’ habits of critical thinking, effective writing, and cross-cultural communication. According to a recent departmental survey, our alumni include physicians, attorneys, fashion designers, college professors, high-school teachers, professional artists, entrepreneurs and diplomatic service employees.
 

Requirements: 

20 units

    Complete the following (8 units)​

    • ITA 101 Advanced Conversation, Composition, and Grammar (4 units)
      • Or ITA 101S Advanced Composition, Conversation and Grammar (4 units)
         
    • ITA 105 Introduction to Italian Literature (4 units)

    Choose one course (4 units)​

    • ITA 112 Medieval and Renaissance Poetry: St. Francis to Petrarch (4 units)
    • ITA 113 Dante Alighieri, Divina Commedia (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) (4 units)
    • ITA 114 Boccaccio, Decameron, and the Renaissance Novella (4 units)
    • ITA 115A Studies in the Cinquecento (4 units)
    • ITA 115B Italian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque: From Cellini to Marino (4 units)
    • ITA 115C Italian Drama from Machiavelli to the Enlightenment (4 units)
    • ITA 115D Early Modern Italian Lyric (4 units)
    • ITA 118 Italian Literature of the Eighteenth Century (4 units)
    • ITA 119 Italian Literature of the Nineteenth Century (4 units)
    • ITA 120A Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: The Novel (4 units)
    • ITA 120B Italian Literature of the Twentieth Century: Poetry and Drama (4 units)
    • ITA 145 Special Topics in Italian Literature (4 units)

    Choose two courses (8 units)​

    • ITA 104 Italian Translation and Style (4 units)
    • *ITA 107 Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units)
      • Or *ITA 107S Survey of Italian Culture and Institutions (4 units)
         
    • *ITA 108 Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4 units)
      • Or *ITA 108S Contemporary Issues in Italian Culture and Society (4 units)
         
    • ITA 121 New Italian Cinema (4 units)
      • Or FMS 121 New Italian Cinema (4 units)
      • Or *ITA 121S New Italian Cinema (4 units)
      • Or FMS 121S New Italian Cinema (4 units)
         
    • *ITA 128 Topics in Italian Culture (4 units)
    • *ITA 131 Autobiography in Italy (4 units)
    • ITA 141 Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (4 units)
      • Or COM 138 Gender and Interpretation in the Renaissance (4 units)
         
    • *ITA 145 Special Topics in Italian Literature (4 units)
      • Or *ITA 145S Special Topics in Italian Literature (4 units)
         
    • ITA 150 Studies in Italian Cinema (4 units)

     

    Total = 20 units

    Minor Advisors

    M. Subialka
    msubialka@ucdavis.edu