Italian Studies Major & Minor

DUAL TRACK
The Department of Italian Studies offers a Dual Track: the Italian Studies Track and Italian Language Track. Below are the requirements for the Major and Minor for both tracks.

1. ITALIAN STUDIES TRACK
Requirements for the Major in the Italian Studies Track

Ten (10) courses are required for the Major in the Italian Studies Track with the following distribution:

  • ITAL 201 and ITAL 202
  • Four (4) 300 or 400 level courses taught in Italian
  • Four (4) courses at the 200-400 level taught in English
  • One (1) of these four (4) courses may include a First Year Seminar with an Italian theme
  • Two (2) of these four (4) courses may include courses taught in English taken from other departments at or above the 200 level that have an Italian theme

Note: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 300 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 201 and ITAL 202 will be waived, and the student will need ten (10) courses – five (5) courses at the 300 or 400 level taught in Italian and five (5) courses at or above the 200 level taught in English – to obtain the Italian Studies Major.

Majors must take at least one (1) 300 or 400 level course in Italian each semester beginning no later than their Junior year if they have not qualified to do so already. If a student completes an intensive combined 201 and 202 course abroad in the first semester of the sophomore year, he, she, they may take a 300 level course in the second semester of the sophomore year.

Majors must study at least one (1) semester in Italy preferably before their Senior year. The Program will allow a maximum of three (3) courses from their study abroad experience to count towards the Italian Studies Major.

All courses taken through CIEE in Ferrara, IES Abroad in Rome, and Syracuse University in Florence at these levels automatically qualify.

Majors in their Senior year will do extra work in 300 or 400 level courses regardless of whether or not a particular course is a capstone. The capstone course may be offered either in the fall or spring semester in a 300 or 400 level course taught in Italian.

Requirements for the Minor in the Italian Studies Track

Six (6) courses are required for the Minor in the Italian Studies Track with the following distribution:

  • ITAL 201 and ITAL 202
  • Two (2) 300 or 400 level courses taught in Italian
  • Two (2) courses at the 200-400 level taught in English
  • One (1) of these two (2) courses may include a First Year Seminar with an Italian theme
  • Two (2) of these two (2) courses may include courses taught in English taken from other departments at or above the 200 level that have an Italian theme

Note: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 300 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 201 and ITAL 202 will be waived, and the student will need six (6) courses – four (4) courses at the 300 or 400 level taught in Italian and two (2) courses at or above the 200 level taught in English – to obtain the Minor.

The Program will allow a maximum of two (2) courses from their study abroad experience to count toward the Italian Studies Minor.

All courses taken through CIEE in Ferrara, IES Abroad in Rome, Syracuse University in Florence at these levels automatically qualify.

2. ITALIAN LANGUAGE TRACK
Requirements for the Major in the Italian Language Track

Nine (9) courses are required for the Major in the Italian Language Track with the following distribution:

  • ITAL 101 and ITAL 102
  • ITAL 201 and ITAL 202
  • Five (5) 300 or 400 level courses taught in Italian

Note: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 200 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 101 and ITAL 102 will be waived, and the student will need nine (9) courses – ITAL 201, ITAL 202, and seven (7) 300 or 400 level courses taught in Italian – to obtain the Italian Language Major.

Note: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 300 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202 will be waived, and the student will need eight (8) courses at the 300 or 400 level taught in Italian to obtain the Italian Language Major.

Majors must take at least one (1) 300 or 400 level course in Italian each semester beginning no later than their Junior year if they have not qualified to do so already. If a student completes an intensive combined 201 and 202 course abroad in the first semester of the sophomore year, he, she, they may take a 300 level course in the second semester of the sophomore year.

Majors must study at least one (1) semester in Italy preferably before their Senior year. The Program will allow a maximum of three (3) courses from their study abroad experience to count towards the Italian Language Major.

All courses taken through CIEE in Ferrara, IES Abroad in Rome, Syracuse University in Florence at these levels automatically qualify.

Majors in their Senior year will do extra work in 300 or 400 level courses regardless of whether or not a particular course is a capstone. The capstone course may be offered either in the fall or spring semester in a 300 or 400 level course taught in Italian.

Requirements for the Minor in the Italian Language Track

Six (6) courses are required for the Minor in the Italian Language Track with the following distribution:

  • ITAL 101 and ITAL 102
  • ITAL 201 and ITAL 202
  • Two (2) 300 or 400 level courses taught in Italian

Note 1: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 200 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 101 and ITAL 102 will be waived, and the student will need six (6) courses – ITAL 201, ITAL 202, and four (4) courses at the 300 or 400 level taught in Italian – to obtain the Italian Language Minor.

Note 2: if a first-year or transfer student places into the 300 level upon admittance to Gettysburg College, the requirement for ITAL 101, 102, 201, 202 will be waived, and the student will need six (6) courses at the 300 or 400 level taught in Italian, to obtain the Minor.

The Program will allow a maximum of two (2) courses from this study abroad experience to count toward the Italian Language Minor.

All courses taken through CIEE in Ferrara, IES Abroad in Rome, Syracuse University in Florence at these levels automatically qualify.

List of 200-level topics courses taught in English:

FYS 125-2, FYS 154-2, FYS 154-3, FYS 154-4, ITAL 222, ITAL 235, ITAL 240, ITAL 250s,ITAL 260s,ITAL 270s,ITAL 280s, ITAL 290s, ITAL 450s, ITAL 460s, ITAL 470s, ARTH 201 (Arts of Ancient Greece and Rome), ARTH 202 (Medieval Art), ARTH 206 (European Painting 1700-1900), ARTH 210 (20th C European Painting [has a section on Futurism]), ARTH 303 (Art of the Italian Renaissance), ARTH 306 (Michelangelo and the Age of Mannerism), ARTH 307 (Baroque Art in the Age of Caravaggio and Vermeer), CLA 102 (Gods and Heroes, Death and Desire: Great Books of Ancient Greece and Rome), CLA 125 (Archeology of the Ancient Mediterranean World), CLA 252 (Roman History), CLA 253 (Being Jewish in a Greco-Roman World), CLA 254 (History of Roman Literature), CLA 341 (The City in the Greek and Roman World)