Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Foreign Language with Concentration in Italian, B.A.


A minimum of 120 credit hours is required for a Bachelor of Art in Foregin Language with a Concentration in Italian. 

Core Requirements (46 to 49 credits)


Major Requirements


31 credits:

Electives


45 to 51 credits

 

The two Italian Electives taught in English may be courses offered by other departments. Students may take those electives as they are offered and as their schedule allows. Students who participate in the Mount Florence program may count the courses taught in English in that program as the two Italian Electives. 

  • Eligible Freshman or Transfer students will receive 3 credits prior-learning upon successful completion of the first ITALN 200-Level course (grade C or better). Prior-learning does count toward the number of credits required for the major. 
  • Eligible Freshman or Transfer students will receive 6 credits prior-learning upon successful completion of ITALN 301 Introduction to Italian Studies I (3)  (grade C or better). Prior-learning does count toward the number of credits required for the major. 

Note


A major in foreign language with a concentration in Italian consists of 31 credits beginning at the 100 level. Students who begin at the 200 level or higher may count prior learning credits toward the major. Two (2) elective courses [6 credits] within the major are chosen in accordance with the academic interests of the student and their intended career path. These may be additional advanced level Italian courses, courses in a second modern language, courses in Latin; or, courses taught in English by another department where the study of Italy, Italian culture and/or the Italian diaspora are a major focus. These may include courses taught in English in the Mount’s semester Florence program. These elective courses provide students with supporting skills that will serve them in graduate Italian studies or particular career paths.

Normally, majors must take at least 19 credits in Italian at Mount St. Mary’s, of which a minimum of six credits must be taken during the senior year for those students who have a single major, and three credits for those with a double major. In addition students must take ITALN 498 Senior Seminar (1)   in the fall of their senior year.

 

To earn a Bachelor of Art in Foreign Language Major with a Concentration in Italian, students must earn a minimum of 120 credit hours. Students must also earn a major GPA of 2.0, and a cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Sample Four Year Sequence


Freshman Year

Fall Semester

FSYM 101 The First Year Symposium (3)  

Foundation of Social Science (3)

ITALN 101 Beginning Italian I (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

WCIV 102 Origins of the West (3)  

PHIL 103 Foundations of Philosophy (3)  

ITALN 102 Beginning Italian II (3)  

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

WCIV 201 The Western Imagination: the Renaissance to the Great War (3)  

PHIL 203 Philosophy in the Modern Age (3)  

ITALN 200-Level ITALN Elective (3)

MATH 211 Mathematical Thinking (3)  (either semester)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

Spring Semester

AMER 202 America in the World (3)  

THEOL 220 Belief in Today’s World (3)  

ITALN 200-Level ITALN Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits

 

Junior Year 

Fall Semester 

XXMO 300 Modernity in Lit. or Art (3)

THEOL 320 Encountering Christ (3)  

ITALN 300-Level ITALN Elective (3) 

ITALN Elective(3) (taught in English)

GNSCI XXX Lab Science (4)

16 credits

Spring Semester

XXGE 3XX Global Encounters (3)

THEOL/PHIL 300 Ethics in The Human Good (3)

ITALN 300-Level ITALN Elective (3)

ITALN Elective (3) (taught in English)

Elective (3)

15 credits 

 

Senior Year

Fall Semester

ITALN 498 Senior Seminar (1)  

ITALN 300-Level ITALN Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

16 credits 

Spring Semester

ITALN 300-Level ITALN Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

Elective (3)

15 credits