Majors, minors + certificates

Bachelor of Arts in Italian (ITALBA)Department of French and Italian

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Arts in Italian fosters proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in Italian, and it explores the literature, cinema and culture of Italy. Major requirements focus on developing a solid mastery of the four basic language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) and on providing an overview of Italian literature and civilization. In-depth study can be pursued through a variety of courses, with topics ranging from Dante's Divine Comedy to the Mafia in Italian cinema. An overseas summer program in Florence and semester and year-long study abroad programs in Bologna offer great opportunities to majors for immersive learning.

An Italian major allows students to establish linguistic fluency, which is important for jobs in many fields in our global economy. In addition to language skills, students who major in Italian gain many other skills that are important in today's job market: communication, negotiation, flexibility, adaptability, and multicultural understanding, among others.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 30 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. 200–499 Level Courses in Italian. 18 credit hours:
  2. 400–499 Level Courses in Italian. Seven (7) additional credit hours:
  3. 400–499 Level Residency Requirement. Three (3) credit hours to be taken on the Indiana University Bloomington campus:
  4. Electives. Five (5) additional credit hours:
    • Additional course(s) from the 200–499 Level Courses in Italian list.
  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. College Breadth. At least 58 credit hours must be completed in courses from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines outside of the major area.

Bachelor of Arts requirements

The Bachelor of Arts degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 42 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 4 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 4 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: 1 course
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the second semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.