Italian Language and Literature Concentration, Italian (BA)

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Students choosing the Language and Literature concentration have an academic and professional interest in deepening their expertise in the target language, literature, and culture and/or in linguistics. Students may choose to either take a majority, if not all, of their coursework in Italian or take elective courses in linguistics and related disciplines (such as anthropology, bilingual-bicultural education, second-language acquisition, communication, philosophy, psychology, and semiotics) beyond those offered in the Italian Program.

After declaring the Italian major with the Language and Literature concentration, students should meet with the Italian Program Director to discuss which of these two pathways best fits their interests and academic/postgraduate goals.

Electives (16 quarter hours)

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select 4 courses from Modern Languages or affiliated departments of the following:16
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
LANGUAGE, POWER AND IDENTITY
TEACHING ADOLESCENT ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND DIALECT SPEAKERS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
LANGUAGE, LITERACY AND CULTURE
EQUITY ISSUES IN ASSESSMENT OF LANGUAGE LEARNERS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LANGUAGE EDUCATION AND CULTURE
SOCIOCULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION
ANALYZING RESEARCH ON IDENTITY, CULTURE & LANGUAGE EDUCATION
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
FIRST AND SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
BILITERACY PRACTICES IN BILINGUAL EDUCATION AND ESL
INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
TOPICS IN RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION
DECEPTIVE COMMUNICATION
HISTORY OF RHETORIC AND COMMUNICATION
CULTURES IN CONVERSATION
COMMUNICATION NETWORKS IN A DIGITAL AGE
GENDER AND COMMUNICATION
LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD (BIRTH TO 8)
BILINGUAL THEORY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND EARLY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
ORIGINS OF ITALIAN LITERATURE: THE MIDDLE AGES
MASTERPIECES OF THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE
LITERATURE AND SCIENCE IN ITALY: 1600-1800
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION I: THE MIDDLE AGES AND RENAISSANCE
TOWARDS UNIFICATION: ROMANTICS, REVOLUTIONARIES, AND REALISTS
FUTURISM AND BEYOND: TWENTIETH CENTURY WRITERS AND CULTURE
DANTE'S INFERNO: THE WORLD OF THE CONDEMNED
DANTE'S PURGATORY AND PARADISE: THE REALM OF SALVATION
THE ITALIAN NOVEL
PETRARCA AND BOCCACCIO
ITALIAN POETRY
ITALIAN DRAMA
ITALIAN WOMEN WRITERS
CONTEMPORARY MULTICULTURAL WRITERS IN ITALIAN
CILS EXAMINATION PREPARATION COURSE
ITALIAN FOR BUSINESS
TRANSLATION
ITALIAN CINEMA
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION II: EARLY MODERN ITALY
ITALIAN CIVILIZATION III: MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ITALY
HISTORY OF THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE
ITALIAN LANGUAGE IN THE SOCIETY OF COMMUNICATION
ITALIAN PHONOLOGY AND PHONETICS
FOREIGN LANGUAGES ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
SPECIAL TOPICS IN ITALIAN
STUDY ABROAD
EAT ITALY: THE HISTORY, CULTURE AND POLITICS OF ITALIAN FOOD
TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES
METHODS OF TEACHING MODERN LANGUAGES IN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS/CURRENT RESEARCH SECOND/FOREIGN LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
PSYCHOLINGUISTICS
TEACHING CULTURE IN THE FOREIGN LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
ORGANIZATIONAL COMMUNICATION
SYMBOLIC LOGIC I
SYMBOLIC LOGIC II
PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE
THEORIES OF LEARNING AND COGNITION
COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE
THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS OF TEACHING ESL AND WLE
STANDARD AND CONTENT-BASED METHODS OF TEACHING WORLD LANGUAGES K-12
SECOND, WORLD AND HERITAGE LANGUAGE ACQUISITION K-12
SECOND & WORLD LANGUAGE LITERACIES AND CULTURES
LANGUAGE, SELF AND SOCIETY
LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
SEMIOTICS