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Modern Language and Culture - Italian Concentration

Elisabetta D’Amanda, Concentration Adviser
(585) 475-6928,

This concentration will introduce students to the language, customs, and cultural aspects (history, art, literature) of one particular country or area. Students will choose two consecutive language courses beyond the introductory prerequisite language course, as well as one related liberal arts culture course. The goal of this concentration is to raise students’ awareness of the relationship between language and culture and the differences between their own language and culture and those of the country they choose to study.

It is important to note that two out of the three required courses must be taken at RIT. Only one course may be transferred in, if necessary.

Students may not skip or go back to the lower level in the language course sequence. Students with some proficiency in the intended concentration should contact the concentration adviser to take a placement test prior to registration for the first course of the sequence at RIT. These concentrations are closed to native speakers. Evening students may not declare these concentrations.

Prerequisite: Beginning Italian I (0525-500) or equivalent

Required Courses—Choose two of the following:
0525-501 Beginning Italian II
0525-502 Beginning Italian III
0525-503 Intermediate Italian I
0525-504 Intermediate Italian II
0525-505 Intermediate Italian III
0525-506 Advanced Italian I
0525-507 Advanced Italian II
0525-508 Advanced Italian III

Electives—Choose one from the following:
0525-519 Contemporary Italian Culture*
0504-435 Special Topics: Italian Literature†
0504-435 Special Topics: Survey of Italian Literature†

* Contemporary Italian Culture (0525-519) is offered each summer in Italy

† Special Topics: Italian Literature (0504-435) and Special Topics: Survey of Italian Literature (0504-435) are offered every other year.