Requirements For the Major

The courses in Italian are designed to develop proficiency in all the language skills and to present the literary and cultural traditions of Italy. The program of study is to be planned as early as possible.

The following courses are required unless advanced standing is attained by the Department placement examination which will be offered Tuesday, August 27, 12-2 and Thursday, August 29, 4-6 in 509 Hamilton Hall:

ITA V 1101 - V 1102 Elementary Full-Year Italian

Introduction to Italian grammar, with emphasis on reading, writing, listening and speaking. No credit is given for V 1101 until V 1102 has been completed.
Enrollment is limited to 20 students per section.
4 points

ITA V 1201 - V 1202 Intermediate Italian

Review of grammar; intensive and extensive reading, composition, and practice in conversation.
Prerequisite: V/F 1102 or the equivalent. Enrollment limited to 20 students per section.
4 points

Ten courses are required for the major, including:

ITA V 3333 - V 3334 Introduction to Italian Literature or ITA W 4502 - W 4503 Italian Cultural Studies I - II 

Introduction to literary theory and problems and to in-depth textual analysis. Authors and works from the 13th century to the present; the basic course in Italian literature. -Prerequisite: Two years of college-level Italian or the equivalent. 3 points.
Prerequisite: V 1201-1202 or the equivalent 
3 points

ITA V 3335 - V 3336 Advanced Italian

Written and oral self-expression in Italian; brief papers and oral reports on a variety of topics, including films and literature; grammar review.
Prerequisite: V1201-1202 or the equivalent.
3 points

ITA V 3993 Seminar in Italian Literature

Required of students with a major or concentration in Italian. Open to other qualified students with permis-sion of departmental representative.
3 points

For the Minor

A minimum of five courses is required for the minor, to be selected from courses including and numbered above ITA V 3333-V 3334.

Language Requirements

The language requirement can be fulfilled with ITA V 1101-V 1102 and V 1201-V 1202 (or their equivalents). Students who have taken courses in Italian elsewhere (whether in high school, in college or both) but not at Barnard or Columbia must take the Italian placement test before registering for any Italian course. The test is given during the preregistration period and the first week of classes in 502 Hamilton.