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Italian and European Studies

The joint major in Italian and European Studies acknowledges the cultural, political and strategic importance of Italy within the community of European nations. It requires 42 hours of course work, and a semester of study abroad in Italy is recommended. Prospective majors should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Italian and with the Director or Associate Director of the Max Kade Center for European and German Studies. Course work for the joint major is distributed as follows:

Italian (24 hours)

  • Italian language and literature (12 hours): ITAL 201W, 220, 230, 231, or appropriate substitute in consultation with the adviser in Italian.
  • Italian culture and civilization (9 hours): ITAL 214, 232, 235, 239, or 240
  • Electives (3 hours): Other Italian content course approved by the major adviser in Italian.

European Studies (18 hours)

  • European Studies core courses (9 hours): EUS 201, 203, and 250 (requires thesis)
  • Social Science (3 hours): PSCI 210, 211 or appropriate substitute with the approval of the advisor in EUS
  • History (3 hours): HIST 226, 228, or 229.
  • Humanities (3 hours): EUS 225, 235, 240;ANTH 243; HART 218 or 219