Major in Italian & Linguistics
This joint major requires a total of nine 4-point courses (36 points). Students wishing to major in Italian and Linguistics must complete four courses beyond Intermediate Italian II or Intensive Intermediate Italian. These include two required language courses and two electives in literature and/or culture and society.
The Italian Part of the major is satisified by taking four 4-point courses (16 points) as follows:
- Advanced Review of Modern Italian (ITAL-UA 30)
- Prerequisite of ITAL-UA 10 or ITAL-UA 20
- 1 advanced Italian language course to be chosen from the following:
- Conversations in Italian (ITAL-UA 101)
- Creative Writing in Italian (ITAL-UA 103)
- Advanced Composition (ITAL-UA 105)
- Italian through Cinema (ITAL-UA 107)
- Italian through Opera (ITAL-UA 108)
- Translation (ITAL-UA 110)
- 2 advanced courses in either literature OR culture and society, to be determined in consultation with an advisor in the Department of Italian Studies.
The Linguistics part of the major is satisfied by taking the following five courses (20 points):
- One introductory course: Language (LING-UA 1) OR Language and Mind (LING-UA 3, formerly 28)
- Sound and Language (LING-UA 11)
- Grammatical Analysis (LING-UA 13)
- Two additional courses from two different fields of linguistics, chosen from the following:
- Historical linguistics (LING-UA 14, LING-UA 17, LING-UA 76)
- Sociolinguistics (LING-UA 15, LING-UA 18, LING-UA 30, LING-UA-38)
- Phonology (LING-UA 12)
- Semantics (LING-UA 4)
- Computational linguistics (LING-UA 3, LING-UA 24)
- Psycholinguistics (LING-UA 5, LING-UA 43, LING-UA 54)
- Students must coordinate the linguistics portion of the major with the Linguistics department.
- Internships do not count towards the Italian portion of the Italian and Linguistics major.
- Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad at the NYU Florence campus to complete their Italian requirements.
Please review the Italian-Linguistic Major Checklist to learn more about the Italian language component and the General Course Offerings for course descriptions and list of prerequisites. The CAS Bulletin provides additional information regarding the Italian and Linguistics major.