Loyola University Chicago

Modern Languages and Literatures

Degree Requirements

Completion of the BA in Italian degree program requires ten courses totaling 30 credits, excluding 101–104 or their equivalent.

Requirements include four 200-level courses, 312, and five additional 300-level courses chosen from the list below. Of the six 300-level courses taken, four must be literature courses.

Required 200-level Courses

  • 250 & 251: Composition & Conversation I & II. Courses designed to develop greater fluency in speech and writing
  • 270 & 271: Main Currents of Italian Literature I & II. Courses designed to acquaint the student with the main currents of Italian literature through the study of selected representative works

Note: 200-level courses are prerequisites for 300-level courses.

Required 300-level Course

  • 312: Dante: The Divine Comedy

Five additional 300-level courses may be chosen from among the following:

  • 300: Tutorial for Credit
  • 301: Stylistics
  • 308: Literary Criticism
  • 314: Survey of Thirteenth and Fourteenth Century Literature
  • 315: Italian Renaissance Literature
  • 316: The Renaissance Chivalric Poems
  • 317: Early Nineteenth Century Literature
  • 318: Late Nineteenth Century Literature
  • 319: Twentieth Century Novel
  • 320: Twentieth Century Poetry
  • 331: Italian Theater
  • 340: The Short Story in Italian Literature
  • 390: Culture and Civilization
  • 398: Senior Seminar
  • 399: Honors Tutorial

Students with prior knowledge of Italian: Please contact a full-time Italian faculty member before registering for a class.

Portfolio Requirement
A senior Capstone E-Portfolio is required for graduation. Click here at the beginning of your major for details.

Teacher Education Requirements
Eleven courses totaling 33 credits, excluding 101-104, including Stylistics, Culture and Civilization and either Linguistics 120 or 125. Students in Secondary Education must also take Linguistics 302—Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages.

Departmental Honors
Students graduating with Departmental Honors take one Honors Tutorial (Italian 399) in addition to the above requirements.