Recommended Academic Plan for Bachelor of Arts in Italian (IT BA), Language and Literature Option - University Park

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15 CompositionNotes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 30 Honors CompositionNotes for: ENGL 30

ENGL 30

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 137H: Rhetoric and Civic Life I

ENGL 137H

or CAS 137H: Rhetoric and Civic Life INotes for: CAS 137H

CAS 137H

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social Science (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IT 001: Elementary Italian I*Notes for: IT 001

IT 001

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 16

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
CAS 100 (GWS) Effective SpeechNotes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or ENGL 138T Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: ENGL 138T

ENGL 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or CAS 138T Rhetoric and Civic Life IINotes for: CAS 138T

CAS 138T

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and behavioral Science, Natural Sciences, Quantification or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IT 002 Elementary Italian IINotes for: IT 002

IT 002

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
Quantification (GQ)Notes for: GQ

GQ

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IT 130 Italian Culture & CivilizationNotes for: IT 130

IT 130

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IT 003 Intermediate ItalianNotes for: IT 003

IT 003

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Natural Sciences, Quantification or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Social Sciences (GS)Notes for: GS

GS

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
IT 301 Pathways to FluencyNotes for: IT 301

IT 301

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
IT 131 Italian American Culture and CivilizationNotes for: IT 131

IT 131

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IT 130 Italian Culture and CivilizationNotes for: IT 130

IT 130

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or Humanities (GH)Notes for: GH

GH

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
BA Requirement: Arts, Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science, Natural Science, Quantification, or Foreign LanguageNotes for: BA Requirement

BA Requirement

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 5+

Course DetailsCredits
Arts (GA)Notes for: GA

GA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
300 or 400 level course in IT, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 300 or 400 level course

300 or 400 level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
300 or 400 level course in IT, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 300 or 400 level course

300 or 400 level course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 level course in related discipline, select in consultation with major adviser^Notes for: 400 level course in related discipline

400 level course in related discipline

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
Natural Science (GN)Notes for: GN

GN

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
200 or 300 level course in IT, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 200 or 300 level IT course

200 or 300 level IT course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
300 or 400 level course in IT, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 300 or 400 level IT course

300 or 400 level IT course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 14

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202B (GWS) Effecive Writing: HumanitiesNotes for: ENGL 202B

ENGL 202B

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA)Notes for: GHA

GHA

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
1.5
400 Level IT course, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 400 level IT course

400 level IT course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 Level IT course, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 400 level IT course

400 level IT course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Elective

Elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
IT 490 Dante in TranslationNotes for: IT 490

IT 490

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or IT 415 DanteNotes for: IT 415

IT 415

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
400 Level IT course, select in consultation with major adviserNotes for: 400 level IT course

400 level IT course

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Other culturesNotes for: Other cultures

Other cultures

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Elective

elective

3
Elective

elective

3
Elective

Elective

3
Total credits 15

Additional Notes

General education courses are interchangeable; students may choose the general education course(s) they wish to take in any given semester based on preference, availability, and academic goals.

Note:  Students enrolled in, or hoping to enroll in, majors in the College of the Liberal Arts are expected to attend the University Park campus once they have earned a total of 60 credits. No more than 91 credits earned while enrolled at another Penn State College or at another institution may be applied toward degrees granted by the College of the Liberal Arts. A minimum of 24 of the credits related to the primary area of study stipulated under “requirements for the major” must be completed at University Park. (For example, History majors must complete 24 credits of "Hist" courses at University Park.) Senior or capstone courses required for the major must be completed at University Park.

Scheduling patterns vary for courses according to the semester they are taught

  • IT BA/Language and Literature students must complete at least 122 credits to graduate.  If a student begins the Italian sequence at a higher level than IT 001, the skipped credits will need to be made up through other courses (i.e., additional electives).  IT 001, 002 and 003 are each worth 4 cr.

  • GWS, GHA, GQ, GN, GA, GH, and GS are codes used to identify General Education requirements.  IT 330W satisfies the University “Writing Across the Curriculum” requirement.

  • All incoming freshmen must take a First-Year Seminar (FYS) during Fall or Spring of their first year.  Academic advisers can provide a list of FYS being offered and help the student enroll.  Most FYS in the College of the Liberal Arts are worth 3 cr. and count as a General Humanities (GH) or General Social Sciences (GS) course.  For this reason, the FYS is not listed separately on this eight-semester plan; most students will be able to fulfill the FYS requirement while also fulfilling a GH or GS requirement.

  • The University requires that students take a United States Cultures (US) and an International Cultures (IL) course.  IT BA students can fulfill these requirements by selecting a US course and an IL course for two of their Italian major requirements, two General Education classes, or as electives. Studying abroad also fulfills the IL requirement.

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*  Most students start at level 002 or 003. Students starting at level 001 may accelerate their progress by taking intensive IT 010 and 020 instead of the IT 001-003 sequence, or enrolling in IT 001, 002 and/or 003 at University Park through the summer Language Institute.

+  Semester 5 is when most Italian majors are encouraged to study abroad (although other semester, summer  and full academic-year options are also possible.)  Students may earn up to 12 cr. toward the major during a semester abroad; for a year abroad, students should not plan for more than 18 cr. toward the major.  When preparing an application to study abroad, consult with an Italian Department adviser regarding acceptable courses at the foreign program or institution and for help with selecting courses to take at Penn State prior to going abroad.

^ The Language and Literature option requires either 8 credits of study abroad in Italy, or completion of levels 001 and 002 in Latin, French, Spanish, or Portuguese. Thus, a student who is unable to study abroad for the minimum 8 cr. (through a summer or semester program in Italy) may still complete this major.

 

Updated December 2012

 

 

 

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

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