The Italian program seeks
to prepare students to understand, appreciate and use professionally the
language, literature, and culture of Italy, through the achievement of
an accurate reading knowledge, adequate aural comprehension, and conversational
proficiency. Upon completion of the basic courses, students are expected
to have a thorough, practical command of the language they have studied,
including an ability to understand more fully the culture or cultures of
which that language is a reflection. Elective courses consist of both linguistic
and literary studies of a more advanced and specialized nature. In all
courses, correlation with other departments of the College is encouraged
whenever students' use of their language training can be made effective
in their field of specialization.
Students who have had less
than one and one-half years of high school Italian normally begin with
course 111; those entering with two years normally begin with course 112;
those presenting three years usually begin with course 203; and those presenting
four years normally begin with course 204. Native speakers should consult
the Chair or a department representative for their correct placement.
Italian 111, 112, and 203
satisfy the current Queens College Foreign Language Requirement.
Undergraduate Advisor: Karina Attar, 718-997-5985.
Majoring in Italian requires 36 credits above the Italian 203
level, including the successful completion of
Italian 207, 208, 209, and 224. Students should choose courses for the
remaining credits in consultation with the undergraduate advisor.
credits may be taken in courses related in content and purpose, and may
include art history, music, Italian American Studies, political
geography, economics, history, anthropology, and other such adjunct
Italian 41W satisfies the Reading Literatures and European Traditions PLAS requirements while the course 45W satisfies the Cultural Values and European Traditions requirements. All W courses are taught in English.
All prospective majors must consult a departmental advisor in order to
file proper concentration forms. Students who plan to teach Italian in
secondary schools should also take at least three courses in a second
foreign language, and consult the department of Secondary Education for
additional course requirements. Approval for student teaching normally
requires a 3.0 average
in elective courses and the grade of B in intermediate conversation,
Eighteen credits above language
112 are required for the minor in Italian Students may start with any course
above Italian 112. Prospective minors should consult with the undergraduate
advisor in order to plan their programs All prospective minors must consult
a department advisor to have their programs approved.