Jan 19, 2020  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020

Italian - BA

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The Italian major provides two concentrations:

  1. Italian Literature  
  2. Italian Language and Civilization   

Teacher Education Pathway

Students planning to teach this subject in grades 7-12 should look at the School of Education: Program List  for information about their programs that lead to the recomendation for New York State Initial Certification required to be a lead teacher in NYS public schools.


Students qualified to graduate with departmental honors must take an honors course or equivalent approved by the departmental advisers. Departmental honors will be conferred upon a recommendation from the appropriate departmental committee. Candidates must present a paper of at least 7,000 typewritten words in the language of specialization. Consult the department for further information.

Graduate Study

Qualified seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their discipline may be admitted to graduate level courses. Permission must be secured from the chair and then forwarded to the dean. Consult the graduate catalog for requirements and regulations.

Study Abroad

All study abroad programs are open to students from Hunter College and other accredited institutions. Majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs (see adviser for GPA requirements). Qualified students can apply for financial aid and STOCS grants. Hunter in Italy: Summer Program in Pescara, June-July, at the University of Pescara; Italian Language courses and Italian literature and culture courses taught in English. Winter Program Hunter in Florence, held during January intersession, offers courses and Italian Culture and Literature taught in English.

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