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RLL Advising

The Department offers majors in French, Italian, Romance Languages & Literatures, and Spanish.  It offers minors in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish.

Major Advising. Appointments are scheduled online: 
https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/AdvAppts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL
or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

 

Minor Advising. Students wishing to pursue a minor must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the department's designated  advisor. Appointments are scheduled online: https://webapps.lsa.umich.edu/advappts/AA_StuSelfSvc1.aspx?ctgy=RLL or at the department office, 4108 Modern Languages Building, (734) 764-5344.

Italian Major

Effective Date: Winter Term, 2013

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in Italian allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the Italian language and basic familiarity with Italian literature and culture.

Prerequisites to the Major

ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233; or the equivalent

Requirements for the Major

A minimum of 30 credits in Italian courses numbered ITALIAN 235 and above. 18 credits must be conducted in the target language of Italian. Of these, at least one course must be at the 200-level beyond 233, at least one at the 300-level, and at least two at the 400-level. Two courses must be focused on Italian literature and/or culture of periods prior to 1900. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

ITALIAN 410 (Italian for Spanish Speakers) does not count toward the Italian requirements for the major.

Residence requirement: A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Italian majors 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 department advisor.

Honors Plan. Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 complete an application, available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll.

 

Italian Major (Winter 2010-Fall 2012) +

Effective Date: Winter 2010-Fall 2012

Italian

May be elected as a departmental major

Major in Italian allows students considerable flexibility in developing a program of study leading to competence in the Italian language and basic familiarity with Italian literature and culture.

Prerequisites to the Major

ITALIAN 230, 232, or 233; or the equivalent

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits in Italian courses numbered ITALIAN 235 and above. 18 credits must be conducted in the target language of Italian. Of these, at least one course must be at the 200-level beyond 233, at least one at the 300-level, and at least two at the 400-level. Two courses must be focused on Italian literature and/or culture of periods prior to 1900. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

Residence requirement: A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.  

Italian majors 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 department advisor.

Honors Plan. Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 complete an application, available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll.

 

Italian major (Winter 2008-Fall 2009) +

Effective Date: Winter Term, 2008 - Fall 2009

May be elected as a departmental major

The major in Italian provides students with advanced preparation in Italian language combined with a familiarity with Italy's culture, film, and cities.

Prerequisites to the Major.

ITALIAN 232 or 233 or the equivalent.

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits in Italian literature and culture courses numbered ITALIAN 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 1900. Required are ITALIAN 235 and 333, and at least one of the following: ITALIAN 300, 305 or and 361. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

Residence requirement:

A minimum of 15 of the required 30 credits must be taken either in residence or through a study abroad program affiliated with the University of Michigan.

Honors Plan.

Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 complete an application, available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/

 

Italian major (Fall 2003 through Fall 2007) +

Effective Date: Fall Term, 2003 through Fall 2007 

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major.

ITALIAN 232 or 233 or the equivalent.

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits in Italian literature and culture courses numbered ITALIAN 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 1900. Required are ITALIAN 235 and 333, and at least one of the following: ITALIAN 300, 305 or and 361. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

Honors Plan.

Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 complete an application, available on the department website at www.lsa.umich.edu/rll/

 

Italian major (Fall 2001-Summer 2003) +

effective date: Fall Term, 2001-Summer 2003 

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major

ITALIAN 232 or 233 or the equivalent.

Requirements for the major

A minimum of 30 credits in Italian literature and culture courses numbered ITALIAN 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 ITALIAN 235, 300, and 433. Three credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, selected in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

Honors Plan. Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 department advisor before the start of the term in which they propose to complete the project

Italian major (Fall 1999-Summer 2001) +

(effective date: Fall Term, 1999-Summer 2001)

May be elected as a departmental major

Prerequisites to the Major

Italian 232 or 233 or the equivalent.

Requirements for the major

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. Required are 235 and 433. 15 credits must be conducted in Italian. Six credits may be accepted from courses in a cognate field, chosen in consultation with and approved by the department advisor.

Honors Plan. Students holding a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and Italian Major 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 requirements for the major, 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 department advisor before the start of the term in which they propose to complete the project.

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