BA with a Major in Italian

Degree Requirements

Note: Until further notice, the BA with a Major in Italian program is not accepting applications for admission.

To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences degree from UIC, students must complete university, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Major Requirements37
General Education and Electives to reach Minimum Total Hours83
Total Hours120

General Education

See General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section for information on meeting these requirements.

Major Requirements

For the Bachelor of Arts, 37 semester hours (exclusive of ITAL 240) are required as distributed below.

Required Courses
ITAL 200Italian in Practice a3
ITAL 201Exploring Italy: Introduction to Writing and Critical Methods3
ITAL 210Introduction to Italian Literary and Cultural Studies b3
ITAL 303Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation3
ITAL 305 See advisor3
ITAL 310See advisor3
ITAL 311 See advisor3
ITAL 411Literary Forms in Early Renaissance3
ITAL 370Writing and Research in the Major c1
ITAL 421Advanced Modern Italian Literature3
or ITAL 422 Contemporary Italian Literature
ITAL 450Divina Commedia I3
or ITAL 451 Divina Commedia II
Two or three additional courses, which may include ITAL 205 or ITAL 230, and one or two courses at the 400-level6-9
Total Hours37

Fluent Italian speakers substitute a higher-level course for ITAL 200.


This course is approved for the Understanding the Creative Arts General Education category.


ITAL 370 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.