Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Italian (ITA)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

8 Semester Plan

120 Credit Hours

CIP Code: 16.0902

College of Arts & Sciences


Major Description

The Italian Program is an interdisciplinary program with courses in Italian language, film, literature, history, cultural studies, Italian-American studies and the culture of food offered both in Italian and English. The objective of the program is to prepare students to become receptive to the global concerns of our society increasing their capabilities in writing, speaking, intercultural literacy and effective citizenship, all skills that are useful in a variety of professions.

State Mandated Common Course Prerequisites

Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at a Florida College System institution. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.
To complete a major in Italian, students should demonstrate proficiency at the intermediate level within the target language. This may be accomplished by completing 6-12 hours within the language or by demonstrated competency at the intermediate level. If this coursework (or associated competency) is not completed at a Florida College System institution, it must be completed before the degree is granted. A grade of “C” is the minimum acceptable grade.

Total Major Hours: 30 Hours

Major Core Courses - 18 Hours

Major Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Students choose 12 credit hours of coursework (taught in either Italian or English) from the following list of courses, planned with an advisor:

Additional Major Information

Major Advising

Ms. Yury Riascos


Major Faculty

Chairperson: S.K. Schindler; Professors: G.A. Brulotte, M. Camara, V.E. Peppard, C.M. Probes; Associate Professors: P. Brescia, C.J. Cano, M. Grieb, I. Kantzios, P. La Trecchia, K. Simeon-Jones, C. Vasquez, W. Zhu; Assistant Professors: D. Arbesu, M.H. Chiang, A. Huensch, A. Latowsky, E. Manolaraki, C. Polt, X. Qin, H. Scharm, E. Shepherd, A. Thompson, N. Tracy-Ventura; Instructors: S. Amer, M. Chinea-Thornberry, C. Davies, A. De La.

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