When should I declare my major/minor in Italian Studies?
We strongly encourage you to declare a soon as you decide it is for you. This allows us to better track your progress to degree and helps ensure you have the most up to date information about classes and the department.
What if I change my mind and decide that an Italian Studies major/minor is not for me?
Email Elisa (email@example.com) with your N# so she can know so she can update her records and your Albert profile.
What courses count toward the major or minor?
Courses that begin with can ITAL-UA generally count. View our Undergraduate page to view the relevant degree requirement breakdown. If you’re not sure if a course can count or what requirement a course can fulfill, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I double major in Italian Studies?
Yes! We have many double majors (Stern, GLS, Economics, etc). We think it’s great when students double major. If you are double majoring, we do encourage you to meet in person with Elisa so that way she can help make sure you’re on track and are using your credits as efficiently as possible.
Can GLS Students double major?
Yes! Many of our students are GLS majors. Visit our Major in Italian Studies page for more information.
How do I declare a major?
Majors: You should stop by the Italian Studies department at 24 W 12th St, 4th floor to complete a declaration form. If you are studying away, you can email a completed Major Declaration form to email@example.com.
Double Majors: You should stop by the Italian Studies department at 24 W 12th St, 4th floor to complete a declaration form. If you are studying away, you can email a completed Major Declaration form to firstname.lastname@example.org. Since you are a double major, you must meet with Elisa either when you declare or when you return from studying abroad to ensure you finish your major in a timely fashion.
How do I declare a minor?
Minors (CAS Students): Complete the Minor Declaration Form.
Minors (Non CAS Students): You can log onto your Student Center in Albert and declare a Cross School Minor.
How many courses do I need for the minor?
You will need 16 credits. These can be a mix of 4 and 2 credit courses so long as you meet the language requirement. View the Italian Studies Minor webpage for course breakdown and requirements or email email@example.com with your questions.
Can I double count courses?
For the major or minor, you can count two (2) CORE-UA and/or FRSEM-UA courses (taught by an Italian Studies Faculty member). Per CAS policy, no more than 2 courses can be double counted.
For GLS double majors:
- You can count 1 advanced Italian Studies course toward the required 2 course senior seminar requirement. Thus, at least 1 senior seminar will be taken at GLS.
- Courses with a significant transnational content will also count toward meeting the GLS Advanced Global Topics requirement (usually completed while abroad during junior year). Examples of possible courses include ITAL 9283 Other Worlds: Travel Literature in Italy, ITAL-UA 164 Italian Colonialism, and ITAL-UA 165 Italian Fascism. Other courses may be approved by mutual agreement from both departments.
Can I count an Independent Study toward my major or minor?
An Independent Study can count toward the major, not toward the minor. Department consent is required to enroll in an Independent Study. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
What does the Undergraduate Representative do?
They bring suggestions to the department meeting and Italian Studies Undergraduate Curriculum Committee held once a semester. Suggestions are then reviewed and discussed. If faculty are in favor of the idea, Elisa helps implement the suggestions with the student’s assistance when applicable. Suggestions brought and implemented include the addition of 2 credit courses, courses on fashion and the mafia, and the creation of the Italian Language Practice Group.