3350 Italian

Program Offered:

  • Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages
    • Concentration in Italian
  • Minor in Italian

Department of Modern and Classical Languages
841 Langdale Hall

Bill Nichols, Interim Chair
Germán Torres, Associate Chair
Leslie Marsh, Undergraduate Director
Richard Keatley, Advis0r

The Department of Modern and Classical Languages serves a threefold purpose: to encourage an appreciation of humanistic values through the study of foreign languages, literatures, and cultures; to teach foreign languages as a means of communication; and to prepare students for academic careers and the opportunities available in the field of international business. As part of a dynamic urban university in a city of growing international awareness and status, the department is fulfilling its responsibility to meet the increasing foreign language needs of the governmental, business, and professional communities. The department recognizes that an active command of the foreign language and a thorough exploration of the foreign culture form an essential basis for further study in the various areas of its curriculum. To this end, the department sponsors a study-abroad program in Perugia, Italy.

The department maintains a state-of-the-art multimedia Language Acquisition and Resource Center (LARC) with a digital audio laboratory with 50 student computer workstations. The digital lab serves a dual purpose in allowing both independent student access to digitized audio files and interactive software that accompanies the language texts, and also in providing a multimedia environment for teacher-led listening, speaking, and recording activities. In addition to the audio lab, the LARC features a tutoring center and resource library, as well as 17 stand-alone computers for student use. To assist in the development of the student’s active language skills and to provide added cultural enrichment, the LARC contains a wide range of audiovisual materials, including an extensive collection of videos, CD Roms and DVDs.

The department sponsors two Freshman Learning Communities each year. One group is designed for students interested in using their foreign language in international business. The other, sponsored jointly by the Department of Applied Linguistics / ESL, is in Language Studies.

For students who view language study as a preparation for a career in the business world, the department offers a program in conjunction with the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies: the Bachelor of Arts Major in International Economics and Modern Languages (IEML).

Program Degree Requirements

In addition to courses in the language major, you are advised to choose courses in other areas that complement your

language study. Such courses include other languages, history, philosophy, art and music, business, and education. Faculty advis0rs in the department are eager to discuss your academic plans with you as you design your course of study. In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements (see section 3030) and the University Degree Requirements (see section 1400).

Program Financial Information

Effective summer 2009, lab fees will be assessed automatically for students who register for certain courses. As a result, students will no longer be required to purchase lab fee cards. For more information, please feel free to contact the department or review the GoSolar or catalog course listings to determine if a course includes a lab fee.

Bachelor of Arts in International Economics and Modern Languages with a Concentration in Italian

Students majoring in this program should contact the Andrew Young School of Policy studies for advisement. Information for this program is available at www.aysps.gsu.edu/oaa.

Program Admission

There are no admission requirements above the requirements for admission to the University for enrollment in the

B. A. program with a major in international economics and modern languages.

Program Financial Information

There are no additional fees other than the tuition and fees charged by the University for enrollment in this program.

Program Degree Requirements

For degree credit, a minimum grade of C must be attained in ENGL 1101 and ENGL 1102 and all courses in the economics common core curriculum and modern languages core curriculum.

Complete descriptions of requirements for Areas A through E of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum can be found in the “University Degree Requirements and Graduation” chapter of this catalog. The number of semester credit hours required for each section is shown in parentheses.

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major (18)

  • ECON 2105 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
  • ECON 2106 Principles of Microeconomics (3)
  • MATH 1070 Elementary Statistics (3) – If taken in Area D, a 1000/2000 level elective from Areas A-E may be substituted.
  • ITAL 2001 Intermediate Italian I (3)
  • ITAL 2002 Intermediate Italian II (3)

Note: Students who have not already attained elementary-level proficiency in their chosen language will be required to take prerequisite courses: Fren, Grmn, Ital, or Span 1001 and/or 1002. In that case, the 1002 language course may be used to satisfy 3 credit hours of core requirements in Area C, Humanities and Fine Arts.

Students who have already attained intermediate-level competency in the primary language may substitute 1000/2000 level courses in another language for Fren, Grmn, Ital or Span 2001/2002 (or SPAN 2203 or SPAN 2501) upon approval of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages advis0r.

Elective: one 1000/2000-level course chosen from Areas A-E.

Area G: Economics Common Core Curriculum (24) A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

Area H: Modern Languages Common Core (24) A minimum grade of C is required for all courses in this area.

  1. ITAL 3301 Civilization (3) Ital 3302 Adv Composition and Conversation(3)
    • ITAL 3303 Italian Cultural Expression(3)
    • ITAL 4414 Topics in Italian Literature (may be taken more than once if topic is different)(3)
    • ITAL 4033 Italian for International Business I(3)
    • ITAL 4043 Italian for International Business II(3)
  2. Two additional Ital 3000/4000 level courses (6)

Area I: Electives (12) Choose any four 3000/4000-level courses, in consultation with the faculty advis0r.

Program Degree Requirements

Minor in Italian

Students who wish to minor in Italian must take 15-18 hours in Italian, including at least nine semester hours at the 3000 level or above. Students taking more than 15 hours of courses in the language may count the additional hours toward their electives. A grade of C or higher is required in all courses counting toward the minor.