effective date: Fall Term, 2001 |
May be elected as a departmental concentration program
Prerequisites to Concentration. Italian 232 or 233 or the equivalent.
Concentration Program. A minimum of 30 credits in Italian literature and culture courses numbered 235 and above; of these, at least nine credits must be at the 400-level. 18 credits must be conducted in Italian. Of these, at least six credits must come from courses focused on periods prior to 1600, and at least six credits must come from courses focused on periods post 1600. Required are 235, 300, and 433. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the concentration advisor.
Honors Concentration. Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Concentration GPA of 3.5, who have demonstrated superior ability in the language and serious interest in a project of research, may be admitted to a program of advanced study at the beginning of the senior year, leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Italian. In addition to the normal concentration requirements, students are required to prepare a 30-page thesis in Italian and to pass an oral examination in Italian on the same subject before the last two weeks of classes. In order to be admitted to the program, students must obtain written approval from the professor with whom they wish to write the thesis and make application to the undergraduate advisor before the start of the term in which they propose to complete the project.
Study Abroad in Italy. The University of Michigan jointly sponsors semesters abroad in Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, outside of Florence, together with the University of Wisconsin and Duke University. Information about this program is available at the Office of International Programs. G513 Michigan Union, (734) 764-4311. Italian concentrators are encouraged to consider study abroad programs with an emphasis on Italian immersion. For information on receiving credit for study abroad in other programs, consult the undergraduate advisor.
Advising. Advising appointments are scheduled at 4108 MLB. (764-5344).
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