Bachelor of Arts in Italian

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  • Objectives
    The major programs in Italian (42 credits) are designed to give students ample knowledge of the language, spoken and written, as well as a coherent overview of Italian culture, tradition, history and literature. The language courses are intended to develop all the basic language skills: speaking, understanding, reading and writing. All courses above the introductory level are offered exclusively in the respective language. In the language and translation courses students are provided with a sound linguistic basis that will prove advantageous in career areas such as business, government, the travel industry or international organizations. The wide range of literature courses covers all the major areas of Italian literatures and gives students an overview of the major literary periods. Through the study of literature students acquire the ability to undertake a critical approach to the analysis of literary texts, as well as of secondary materials and research literature. These skills enhance students’ ability to read, understand, enjoy and appraise literary and other texts.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Arts in Italian
  • Course description
    Honours in Italian — 60 credits

        * 60 credits in the Italian language and its literature and culture
        * 30 elective credits in any department

    Major in Italian
    — 42 credits

        * 42 credits in the Italian language and its literature and culture
        * 48 elective credits in any department, which may take the form of a Major or Minor in another section of the Department or in another department

    Minor in Italian
    — 30 credits

        * 30 credits in Italian

    Special features of the Italian program — There are two 3-credit courses (ITAL 253 & 254) that respond to the special linguistic needs of students who are Canadians of Italian origin. By comparing and contrasting idioms, vocabulary and other features of grammar and syntax (interferences), students learn standard Italian.

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