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Italian Studies

Italian Studies students study abroad in Italy

Expand your world and prepare your future

 

Discover the fascination of Italy and Italian. Students enrolled in the Italian program will find it to be one of the most rewarding and positive linguistic and cultural experiences imaginable. A dedicated and expert faculty offer dynamic courses in language, literature, culture and civilization, film, history, politics and current events as well as classes in translation. On campus and through study abroad, master the four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing – while immersing yourself in the culture of Italy. Prepare for graduate study or for a career in international business, journalism, translation, editing, marketing, travel, teaching or many other fields. 

Participate in our study abroad programs which include winter session in the medieval city of Siena, summer in sunny Sorrento, or a semester program in the capital city of Rome. On campus, join the Circolo Italiano club to meet other Italian language students, brush up on your language skills and partake in numerous cultural activities. Outstanding students in the Italian program are awarded each year with induction into Gamma Kappa Alpha, the national Italian honors society.

AREAS OF STUDY

  • Oral and Written Communication
  • Advanced Grammar
  • Social Issues in Literature
  • Politics and Literature
  • Literature and Language as Expression of Distinct Cultures
  • Great Authors and Themes
  • Business
  • Cinema
  • Fashion

CAREER OPTIONS

  • Education
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Diplomacy
  • Business and Industry
  • Law Enforcement and National Security
  • Art Institutes/Museums
  • Media and Film
  • Diplomatic Services
  • Governmental Agencies
  • International For-Profit and Nonprofit Agencies
  • Fashion Industry

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • Literature/Linguistics Education
  • Hospitality Management
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • International Relations/Public Policy
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Criminal Justice

What’s special about this program?

Language study at the University of Delaware is part of a broad, multicultural education that is integral to success in many different fields in today’s global environment. A communicative approach develops speaking, listening, reading and writing skills, while an emphasis on social and cultural knowledge equips students to interact within the Italian culture confidently and successfully. Opportunities abound for access to multilingual communities through technology as well as through study abroad.

Get Involved

Circolo Italiano

Gamma Kappa Alpha, National Italian Honors Society

Sample curriculum

ENGL110

Seminar in Composition

 

ITAL106

Intermediate Italian

 

ITAL107

Intermediate Italian

 

MATH113

Contemporary Mathematics or higher

 

UNIV101 

 

First Year Experience
 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

Elective Courses

 

ITAL200

Grammar Review  or

 

ITAL205

Conversation

 

ITAL211

Reading and Composition

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses
ITAL300/305

Advanced Reading and Composition

 

ITAL310/311

Survey of Italian Literature 

 

ITAL325/326

Survey of Italian Culture and Civilization

 

ITAL455

Topics Course

 

 

University Breadth Courses

 

 

2nd Writing Course

 

  Elective Courses

ITAL401

 

Advanced Italian Grammar or
ITAL455

Topics in Italian Culture and Civilization

 

ITAL455

Topics Course

 

 

Univeristy Breadth Courses

 

  Elective Courses

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This major is eligible for the following programs:

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