3360 Italian Studies

Program Offered:

  1. Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Italian Studies

The Italian Studies program takes into account the vast influence Italian culture has had on the world and Italy's continued role in a global cultural and economic context. While emphasizing the need for students to speak fluent Italian, the B.I.S. is interdisciplinary in approach and allows students to concentrate on specific aspects of Italian culture such as music, art, philosophy, history, cinema and politics.

Students of the B.I.S. are highly encouraged to study abroad through Georgia State University's two programs in Italy – the Summer Study Abroad in Perugia, designed specifically to smooth the transition from intermediate to an advanced level of Italian proficiency, and the Venice Exchange (Ca'Foscari), which allows students to take courses on an Italian campus or at the associated Venice International University and allowing Italian Studies students to gain first-hand understanding of Italian culture and language.

Program Admission

A 2.00 GSU GPA is required in order to apply to the program. Application materials can be obtained from the Office of Academic Assistance (room 418 GCB; 404/413-5000). Students should apply to the program by the time they have earned 42 credit hours to avoid a delay in graduation.

Program Degree Requirements

Please refer to the Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies section 3030.30 of this catalog for academic regulations for this program.

In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Courses used to fulfill the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses for each B.I.S. program will not count towards the rules of Area G — no more than three to four 3-4 credit hour courses (12 hours) from a single discipline — nor of Area H — no more than two 3-4 credit hour courses (6-8 hours) can be taken within a single discipline.

B.I.S. with a Concentration in Italian Studies

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  1. Required Courses (0 to 6) [Students entering with equivalences from earlier studies of Italian should start at the appropriate level. Please consult the Department for further information.]
  2. Select additional courses to make 18 hours

Area G: Area of Concentration — Italian Studies (27-33 hours)

  1. Italian Language and Literature (select 4 courses: 12 credits)
  2. Italian culture, history, art history, and/or cinema. Choose 3-5 courses (9-15 credits):
  3. Required Courses to fulfill CTW requirement (6)

Area H: Allied Field — Philosophy, Literary and/or Language Studies (15-21 credits with a maximum of 6 hours in any one department)

Area J: Electives

Electives are used to build the hours in Areas G-J to 60 hours, have 39 hours at Georgia State University taken at the 3000-4000 level for residency, and complete 120 hours required for graduation.