FAQ FOR INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MAJORS TAKING ITALIAN TO FULFILL THEIR MAJOR LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Q: How many courses must I take beyond IT116?
A: 3 courses.
Q: Which courses should I take?
A: INMB students are advised to take IT231 (an intensive writing course with advanced grammar) and IT232 (a course focused on speaking and oral production). If students are interested in a topics course where English is the primary language used in class, they should take one of the four possible 320 topics courses: 321, 322, 323 or 324. Students taking it for language credit must take their discussion session in Italian.
Q: Are there advanced courses offered exclusively in Italian?
A: Of course! Students who would like to take courses taught only in Italian can also take one of the early 300 courses (301, 305 or 306).
Q: Would it be possible to complete a minor in Italian?
A: Yes, completing the minor would be very feasible because you would have already fulfilled 3 of the 5 required course requirements. Here is the complete list of required courses:
(d) 305 or 306
(e) Topics course: 321, 322, 323 or 324
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Q: Would it also be possible to major in Italian Studies?
A: Yes. The Italian Studies major requires 10 courses (some of which are in English). The new major requirements for Italian Studies (passed at the February 2012 Faculty Meeting) offer more flexibility, choice and variety for students which could make it more possible to double-major. If you are interested in majoring in Italian Studies, feel free to contact the Italian Program Coordinator.
For more information, click here for Italian Studies
Q: Can I take my Italian classes in Bologna, if I decide to study there during my junior year?
A: Absolutely! In Bologna you can take 231, 232 and 320.
Q: I just came back from studying in Bologna. How can I practice my Italian and remain in contact with Italy?
A: Besides taking more Italian courses, you can also explore the many online Web Resources
that our website offers, visit the Italian Table where you can practice your Italian (Wed. at 5:30pm in HUB Sideroom 203) or you can also participate in the many extracurricular activities the Italian Program organizes throughout the year. Be sure to add our Italian Studies@Dickinson
Facebook page to your profile so that you can hear about these events! Seating is sometimes limited and they are always packed!