Major in Italian 2013-2014

The French and Italian department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the French and Italian department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete 36 credit hours beyond the first year with at least a 2.00 (C) grade point average.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Italian at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

Major in Italian 2006-2007
CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses


  • ITAL 1010 (5) Beginning Italian 1
  • ITA 111 (3) Italian Language 1
  • ITAL 1020 (5) Beginning 2
  • ITA 112 (3) Italian Language 2

Required Courses

  • ITAL 2110 (3) Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 1
  • ITA 211 (3) Italian III
  • ITAL 2120 (3) Intermediate Italian Reading, Grammar, and Composition 2
  • ITA 212 (3) Italian IV
  • ITAL 2130 (3) Introduction to Literary Analysis
  • ITAL 3015 (3) Advanced Composition and Conversation 1
  • ITAL 3025 (3) Advanced Composition


  • ITAL 3030 (3) Storia dell’arte: Advanced Composition and Conversation 3


  • ITAL 3040 (3) Italian Conversation through Cinema

Two from the following (prereq. ITAL 2130):

  • ITAL 3140 (3) Readings in Italian Literature – 20th Century


  • ITAL 3150 (3) Readings in Italian Literature – 19th Century


  • ITAL 3160 (3) Readings in Italian Literature – Medieval/Renaissance

Italian 4000 level courses

Three 4000-level courses (9 hours) in the Italian department, one which will be ITAL 4990, the Senior Seminar. (Before registering for ITAL 4990, students must meet with the Italian advisor).

Upper division electives

Electives may be chosen from courses outside the Department of French and Italian, the content of which is consistent with the goals of the Italian major and always in consultation with the major advisor. It is recommended that students select courses in diverse disciplines and time periods. (6 credit hours)

Honors Requirement:

Honors candidates must meet all of the requirements for the major plus the following:

FREN 3200 (3) Introduction to Literary Theory

Note: FREN 3200 is taught in English and presupposes no knowledge of French

One semester of independent study (3 credit hours)

Note: The semester of independent study is taken concurrently with ITAL 4980, and is devoted to one-on-one work on the senior honors thesis with a faculty advisor. It does not run concurrently with required 4000-level courses. See departmental brochure for details.