Students apply for admission to the major programs after successfully completing (or testing out of) the 110-111 sequence in their chosen language. They then begin the language sequence by taking three 4-credit courses, namely: 210, 211 and 300, which make up the first 12 credits of the major.
ITA 210-211 Intermediate Italian I-II [4-4] Courses emphasize communicative skills and language competence in a cultural context.
ITA 300 Literature, Conversation, and Composition  This course introduces students to literary analysis and contemporary Italian culture while furthering their knowledge of complex grammatical structures and linguistic expression.
ITA 342*  or ITA 343* Studies in Italian Culture  An intensive study of major Italian figures, works, and cultural movements. Content varies from semester to semester.
or ITA 430 Dante’s Comedy  Reading and study of Dante’s masterpiece, with special emphasis on elements of narrative structure and the nature of Dante’s allegory. Conducted in English.
ML 470 or 471 Integrative Capstone  Capstone courses are open to junior and senior-level standing or by permission of instructor. These courses treat representative writers, genres, and cultural periods, and trains students to make comparisons and connections between different writers, periods, theories, and ideas in the several international literatures and cultures taught in the ML department. The content varies each semester.