Italian Studies (ITAL)College of Arts and Humanities
3106 Jiménez Hall, 301-405-4025
Associate Professors: J. Falvo
Assistant Professors: M. Resmini
Senior Lecturer: S. Amodeo (Distinguished Senior Lecturer), F. Deigan
Lecturers: M. Morando
Professors Emeriti: C. Russell
The language of Italy has long been known as the language of culture. Italian is the language of art, of music, and of poetry. It is also the language of a wealthy, modern industrialized nation now playing an active role in a new United Europe. It is the intent of the Italian program (ITAL) to bring its students to a linguistic and cultural level of understanding, so that they are able to participate actively in on-going events, both cultural and technological, in this dynamic country. The Italian program offers a range of courses well suited not only for students who are preparing themselves for graduate study, research or other professional development in the field of the humanities, but also for those who are specifically seeking a teaching career in education.
Placement in Courses
Requirements for the Major
Requirements for Italian Major: 39 credits
I. Major Core Requirements (18 credits)
II. Additional Requirements (9 credits)
B. Two additional courses at the 300 level in literature or culture; choose two from the following:
III. Three courses at the 400 level (12 credits)
Students must earn a grade of "C-" or higher in each course applied toward a major or minor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Additionally, an overall GPA of 2.0 in a major or minor is required for graduation.
Requirements for the Minor
Italian Language and Culture
School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)
The minor in Italian Language and Culture is an official recognition that a student has reached a certain level of proficiency in the target language. The minor will serve as a validation to potential employers of the student's proficiency in Italian.
18 credits are required for this minor:
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ITAL203 Intensive Intermediate Italian
ITAL204 Review Grammar and Composition
ITAL207 Reading and Writing in Italian
ITAL211 Intermediate Conversation
ITAL301 Italian Composition and Style
ITAL311 Italian Conversation: Current Events
One additional course taught in Italian at the 300/400 level
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Scholarships and Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional financial assistance programs, and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: www.financialaid.umd.edu .
Awards and Recognition
The UG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum.