The Minor in Italian

Course Requirements for the Minor: 20-28 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

This minor can be completed with a minimum of 20 units.

Beginning Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

In order to enroll in intermediate and upper-division Italian language courses, students must take ITAL 101 and ITAL 102 or prove equivalent knowledge (see details below on Placement Exam).

Intermediate Language Competency Requirement: 0-8 units

0-2 courses required:

ITAL 201 Third-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 102 or equivalent.
ITAL 202 Fourth-Semester Italian 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: ITAL 201 or equivalent.

ITAL 201 and ITAL 202 are a required component of the Minor in Italian. However, students who have equivalent knowledge in Italian may challenge these courses by enrolling in the class and taking the challenge exam. All students challenging a course must submit an official letter requesting to challenge the course to the department chair by the end of the second week of the semester. See the University Catalog section on challenging courses for further instructions. Students who request credit for prior experience and credit by examination also may receive credit for these courses. See the University Catalog on Credit for Prior Experience.

Upper-Division Requirements: 12 units

6 units selected from:

A minimum of 6 units must be selected from this group.

ITAL 301 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 302 Composition and Conversation 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 320 Advanced Italian Conversation and Phonology 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202, ITAL 211 or equivalent.
ITAL 330 Italian Culture and Civilization 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 340 Masters of Italian Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 345 Survey of Italian Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 346 Survey of Italian Literature 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
ITAL 430 Italian American Studies 3.0 Inq
ITAL 440 Development of Italian Drama 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 441 Development of Italian Drama 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 460 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 461 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 462 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.
ITAL 463 Proseminar in Literary Figures and Problems 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: ITAL 202 or equivalent.

6 units selected from:

A maximum of 6 units may be selected from this group.

ITAL 360 The Italian Renaissance and Its Influence on Western Civilization 3.0 FS *
ITAL 482 Italian Cinema - General History, Genres, and Trends 3.0 Inq
ITAL 483 Italian Cinema - Great Film Directors 3.0 Inq

Italian Language Placement Exam

The Italian language placement exam is taken to assess the placement level and to place students at the most appropriate level in the curriculum of the Italian Program at CSU, Chico.