2014-15 General Catalog

Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics
218 Cowell College
(831) 459-2054

Faculty | Course Descriptions

Program Description

Students interested in acquiring proficiency in Italian can enroll in language courses from beginning to advanced levels. In addition, students may select from among the following programs: a major or minor in Italian studies, a major or minor in language studies, a major in literature with an emphasis in Italian literature, a major in global economics

The sequence of lower-division courses 1-6 is aimed at enabling students to gain proficiency in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Courses 1A and 1B offer lower-division intensive Italian language instruction equivalent to levels 1, 2, 3. The 1, 2, 3 sequence starts once a year in the fall quarter, while the 1A-1B sequence starts once a year in the winter quarter. Classes are taught in Italian from the beginning level.

Campus Language Laboratories and Placement Exams

Information about these topics can be found under Department of Languages and Applied Linguistics.

Study Abroad

The Office of International Education (OIE) sponsors programs of study in Italy. For a list of current programs and requirements, visit their web site,

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Revised: 09/01/14