Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages and Cultures - Italian
Students apply for admission to the major programs after successfully completing (or testing out of) the 110-111 sequence in their chosen language. They then begin the language sequence by taking three 4-credit courses, namely: 210, 211 and 300, which make up the first 12 credits of the major.
- Language sequence (12 credits).
- The next 14 credits of the ML major are earned by taking levels 342 and 343 (3 credits each) of the chosen language, and two capstone courses: ML 470 (4 credits) and ML 471 (4 credits).
- The last 10 credits are subject to very flexible definition, and students are to check with their department advisor for the option to either enroll in Independent Study courses (484 and 485 levels) or appropriate cognates courses based on the individual academic interests of the student.
Study-abroad credits may be substituted for any course that counts toward the concentration, after approval by the department.
Course Requirements for the B.A. Major
Learning Outcomes for the B.A. in Modern Languages and Cultures (All Majors)
- Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in the language studied.
- Students understand and interpret written and spoken forms of the language studied on a variety of topics.
- Students present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in the target language.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the culture studied.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the culture studied.
- Students reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through the foreign language.
- Students acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are only available through the foreign language and its cultures.
- Students demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.
- Students demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.
- Students use the language both within and beyond the school setting.
- Students show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.