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Available at NRCSA Programs in the Italian-Speaking World  

Credit available for Italian Language & Literature courses at the Undergraduate & Graduate levels.

Credits for Semester programs are shown below. To convert to credits using the Quarter System, increase by 50%. (Example: a six credit course on the Semester System is a nine credit course in the Quarter System.)

Requirement: A minimum of 3 weeks study with a maximum of 20 hours per week is required for every 3 credits. Applicable to both undergraduate and graduate students.


Undergraduate Level - Italian

ITA 111. Elementary Italian I - Italian for beginners. Not open to Italian-speaking students.

ITA 112. Elementary Italian II - Italian for beginners. Not open to Italian-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in ITA 111.

ITA 211. Intermediate Italian I - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to Italian-speaking students except by consent of instructor. Prerequisite: language placement and assessment by departmental examination or C or better in ITA 112.

ITA 212. Intermediate Italian II - Speaking, reading, and writing. Not open to Italian-speaking students. Prerequisite: C or better in ITA 211.

ITA 305. Italian Culture and Civilization - Group study of selected topics focusing on Italian culture and civilization. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits. Prerequisite: ITA 212

ITA 312. Advanced Italian Communication - Advanced grammar and emphasis and on communicating in a cultural correct manner . Prerequisite: ITA 212

ITA 325. Advanced Conversation - Conversation and intensive oral practice. Not open to native Italian speakers. Prerequisite: ITA 212.

ITA 336: Survey of Italian Literature - Develop a better understanding of the culture and literature of the country Prerequisite: ITA 312

ITA 338. Introduction to Italian Linguistics - General aspects of Italian linguistics: traditional, descriptive, historical, and dialectal. Prerequisite: ITA 212

ITA 370: Introduction to Translation - An introduction to theoretical and practical tools for the process of translation from English into Italian. The students learn to make simple text translations and advanced intermediate complexity trying to keep as closely as possible with the intent and style of the author. Prerequisite: ITA 313.

ITA 390. Independent Studies in Literature, Language, or Culture - Individualized, self-paced projects for advanced students. Students must present formal proposal of study. Prerequisite: ITA 313. May be repeated once.

ITA 430: Selected Topics in Italian Literature - Study authors, literary movements or specific gender in Italian literature. Prerequisite: ITA 313.

ITA 490. Special Topics - Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle.


Graduate Level - Italian

Italian 590 - Special Topics Selected subject to be identified by subtitle in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated once under a different subtitle. - 3, 6, or 9 credits. Designed for graduate student research or advanced study of the language. Must be arranged and approved before departure.



  ♦   Add US university tuition fees to foreign study costs listed in NRCSA materials. (Subject to change)

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Select the foreign program of interest to you. Coordinate the matter of credit acceptance with your home school or employer in advance.

A. If your home school accepts credit directly from the foreign school, register for study abroad by returning the completed NRCSA PreRegistration Form and deposit to NRCSA. Coordinate credit requirements with your home school.

B. If your home school will not accept credit from abroad and wants you to work through a US sponsoring university, advise NRCSA which foreign school you wish to attend. NRCSA will send you the administrative requirements of the US universities working with that foreign school (different US schools work with different foreign schools).

  • If you appear to meet those requirements (including admission deadlines), first complete and return the NRCSA Preregistration Form to NRCSA with your deposit and a note stating your academic needs.
  • Upon acceptance by the foreign school, you will be given instructions to also register with the corresponding US university. (If your application is denied by the US university due to your grade-point or lack of prerequisites, your foreign school deposit will be refunded in full.
  • You will relate to NRCSA for foreign program information and the US university for credit/transfer credit issues and requirements.
  • The entire process can usually be completed in a few weeks assuming you have the necessary background to take the selected courses abroad.

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