4-year plan

4-year plan
Italian
Interested in This Major?
Contact the Dept. of French, Italian, and Comparative Literature:
Curtin Hall, Room 772
phone: 414-229-4382
email: [email protected]
web: italian.uwm.edu
Why Study Italian?
Italian is a Romance language that has more than 60 million
native speakers worldwide. An additional 120 million people
use Italian as a second language. In addition to serving as
the official language of Italy, Italian is common in Switzerland, Croatia, Slovenia, France, the Eastern Adriatic coast,
and North Africa. It is also spoken by millions of people in
the United States, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, and Chile.
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Italy is one of the ten largest economies in the world. More
than 1,000 Italian companies have U.S. operations, and
more than 7,000 American companies have locations in Italy.
These companies need college graduates, in a variety of
roles, who can speak, read, and write Italian.
Career opportunities exist in business, finance, marketing,
public relations, journalism, translation, and computer programming, to name just a few. Other strong industries for
companies affiliated with Italy include environmental protection, air and water quality control, transportation, culinary
arts, fashion, robotics, interior design and graphic design.
Italy holds a strategic position geographically in the
Mediterranean and in the political world. Thus, a degree in
Italian is excellent preparation for a career in international
affairs, international trade, or foreign service.
Understanding Italian culture and language is also key
to a career in the arts and entertainment. Italy plays
an important role in the history of literature, art, film,
architecture, and music.
Is Italian Right For Me?
Studying any language requires an attention to detail in
order to master the subtleties of speech and the written
word. Students of Italian generally enjoy and appreciate
Italy’s culture and history, understand the impact of
globalization in many aspects of life, and appreciate the
importance of cross-cultural communication. Learning
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Italian will enhance your skills in analyzing, discussing,
and organizing information and ideas. Successful
language students are able to think quickly and
logically, adapt to different environments, listen closely,
and practice diligently.
Italian shares some commonalities with the other
Romance languages, such as Spanish, and retains many
similarities with its root language, Latin. Students who
have some exposure to other Romance languages may
also enjoy Italian.
The Italian Major
Students must complete Italian 104 (Second Semester
Italian) or its equivalent before declaring the major. A
minimum 2.5 GPA is required in all Italian courses.
There are two options within the Italian major. Option
A – Italian requires 24 credits in Italian at the 300 level
or above, including:
• Italian 311 – Advanced Composition:
Contemporary Italian Usage
• Italian 321 – Intro to Italian Literature
• Italian 322 – Intro to Italian Literature and Film
• at least 9 credits in advanced literature
• Italian 457 – Topics in Italian Literature and
Culture in Translation which includes a 10 to 12
page research paper
Option B – Italian Studies requires 38 credits
distributed as follows:
• 14 credits of first- and second-year Italian language
• 12 additional credits within Italian literaturein-translation, cinema, culture and civilization,
literature, or language including one of the
following:
» Italian 257– Italian Culture and Civilization:
Medieval-Renaissance
» Italian 258 – Contemporary Italian Society and
Culture
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•
•
12 credits that may be taken in cross-listed courses
offered by other departments or courses in the Italian
subject area
Italian 457 – Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
in Translation which includes a 10 to 12 page research
paper
At least 15 of the 38 credits must be earned in courses at
the 300-level and above taken in residence at UWM
The Italian Minor
The Italian minor requires eighteen credits and a 2.5 GPA in
all Italian courses:
• Italian 311 – Advanced Conversation and Composition:
Contemporary Italian Usage
• Italian 312 – Contemporary Italian Language and
Culture
• 12 additional credits within the Italian curricular area,
including courses in language (beyond the first year),
literature, film, culture and civilization
• at least 9 credits must be taken at the 300-level or above
in residence at UWM
Study Abroad
Students are encouraged to learn more about the study
abroad program at the University of Bologna, the oldest
university in Europe. Co-sponsored by UW-Madison and
Indiana University, the program is not limited to Italian
majors. Students interested in language, literature, art,
history, music, international relations and political science
will benefit from the experience of studying and living in one
of the major cultural centers of Europe.
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Participants attend courses at the University of Bologna with
Italian students and have ample opportunity to speak Italian
and gain first-hand knowledge about Italian life and culture.
Students may earn 30 or more credits in this 9-month
program.
Scholarships and Financial Aid
Students should explore all opportunities for financial
assistance by consulting the department or the Center for
International Education. Current programs include:
Wisconsin Study Abroad Grant – Fulltime, Wisconsin resident,
undergraduate UWM students attending UWM-sponsored
study abroad programs are eligible to apply. Awards up to
$2,000 may be available.
Graduate/Advanced Undergraduate Travel Award Competition
– This $250 to $500 award supports field research, including
internships, abroad or within the U.S., as well as travel to
present a paper at a professional conference or workshop.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship – This
scholarship program awards Pell Grant recipients up to
$5,000 to study abroad for a semester or year.
Council on International Educational Exchange Scholarship
- CIEE hosts programs for studying, teaching and
working all over the world and offers numerous grant
and scholarship opportunities.
American Institute for Foreign Studies - AIFS annually
makes awards for study abroad to students
demonstrating high academic achievement.
UWM-UNICO Scholarship – The Milwaukee chapter of
UNICO provides scholarships to Italian majors with
outstanding academic achievement.
Giovanni Carini Memorial Scholarship – This scholarship
is intended to support a UWM student who is accepted
to a study abroad program in Italy.
Circolo Italiano Student Group – Based upon availability
of funds, the Circolo Italiano student organization at
UWM awards a scholarship to an Italian major or minor
who is an active member of the Circolo.
Faculty
Simonetta Milli Konewko, Ph.D. University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is an Assistant Professor
of Italian. She has written articles on theories of
compassion and neorealist literature and film, the
subject of her current book manuscript. Among her
teaching interests are Italian folklore, notions of the
mafia and antimafia in literature and film, and Italian
American culture. She also serves as faculty advisor for
the UWM Circolo Italiano student group.
Robin Pickering-Iazzi, Ph.D. University of Washington,
is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature and
Coordinator of the Italian Program. She has published
numerous articles and books on contemporary Italian
literature, film and culture, such as Politics of the
Visible: Writing Women, Culture and Fascism and, most
recently, Donne in terza pagina. Racconti di scrittrici
italiane 1925-1942. Her courses explore topics such as
the family, Italy and the Holocaust, Italian cinema, and
the arts of food culture.
Student Organization
The Italian Student Association works to increase
Italian cultural awareness on campus through events
and conferences.
Campus Affiliation
The department works closely with UWM’s Center for
International Education (CIE). CIE offers a range of
services to the campus, including international, intercultural and interdisciplinary teaching and research
opportunities, study abroad, international student
admissions, public programming, and scholarly
conferences.
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Italian 4 Year Plan
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This sample four-year plan shows just one possible pathway to earning a degree with this major in four years. This plan does not
replace the advice of your advisor, and students are cautioned to meet regularly with their advisor to create a personalized plan
that matches their particular circumstances. This plan also follows the degree requirements for students who began their UWM
education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started at UWM prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.
Degree Requirements (brief summary):
Sample Four Year Plan for Option A Italian:
1.
English Proficiency and UWM Oral and Written
Communication (OWC) GER – English 102 (OWC-A) and
one OWC-B course
2.
Math Proficiency and UWM Quantitative Literacy (QL)
GER - Math 102, 103, 105, or 108 (QL-A) and a QL-B course
3.
Formal Reasoning - 3 credits (Some courses satisfy both
formal reasoning and the QL-B GER)
There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various requirements
(http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/requirements/), and courses in
the major can be used. For example, Italian 457 counts as both
an upper-level major course and as a Humanities course. (This
sample assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and
that the student placed into college-level Math and English.)
4.
Foreign Language – 4 semesters of a single Foreign
Language (satisfied by Italian language courses)
5.
L&S Humanities – 12 credits (6 credits satisfied by Italian
courses, additional 6 credits must be from Humanities GER
list but not Italian.)
6.
L&S Social Sciences – 12 credits
7.
L&S Natural Science – 12 credits including a laboratory
8.
L&S International – 9 credits (satisfied by Italian courses)
9.
UWM GER Arts – 3 credits
Year 1
Year 2
10. UWM GER Cultural Diversity – 3 credits usually accomplished
in conjunction with a Humanities or Social Science course
11. 120 credits with 90 credits in L&S and with 36 of the 90
credits in L&S upper-level (numbered above 300) courses
12. Complete the Italian major requirements in either Option
A Italian or Option B Italian Studies:
•
Option A Italian
24 credits at the 300-level and above with at least 15
completed at UWM
» All of Italian 311, 321, 322, and 457
» 6 additional credits of advanced Italian literature
courses
» 6 additional Italian elective credits numbered 300
and above
Year 3
»
•
Option B Italian Studies
» 38 credits with at least 15 at the 300 level or above
completed at UWM
» All of Italian 103, 104, 203, and 204
» One of Italian 257 or 258
» Italian 457
» 6 credits elective Italian courses
» 12 credits elective Italian and/or cross-listed courses
Year 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
Math 102, 103, 105 or 108
QL-B GER
English 101
English 102
Italian 103
Italian 104
L&S Humanities, not Italian
L&S Natural Science with
lab
L&S Social Science
Arts GER
L&S Social Science
Formal Reasoning
Italian 203
Italian 204
Italian 257 or 258 (HU)
L&S Humanities / Cultural
Diversity, not Italian
L&S Natural Science
L&S Natural Science
OWC-B GER
Elective or Italian 242
Italian 311 or 321
Italian 312(HU) or 322
Italian elective
Italian 457
L&S Natural Science
L&S Social Science
L&S Social Science
L&S upper-level
Elective
Elective
Italian 311 or 321
Italian 312(HU) or 322
Upper-level Italian literature
Upper-level Italian
literature
L&S upper-level
L&S upper-level
Elective
L&S upper-level
Elective
Elective
(HU) Humanities GER
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Italian • 414-229-4382 • [email protected] • italian.uwm.edu
Italian 4 Year Plan
Colllege off Letters and Science
Sample Four Year Plan for Option B Italian Studies:
There are hundreds of courses that satisfy various requirements
(http://www4.uwm.edu/letsci/requirements/), and courses in
the major can be used. For example, Italian 457 counts as both
an upper-level major course and as a Humanities course. (This
sample assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and
that the student placed into college-level Math and English.)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Semester 1
Semester 2
Math 102, 103, 105 or 108
QL-B GER
English 101
English 102
Italian 103
Italian 104
L&S Humanities, not Italian
L&S Natural Science with
lab
L&S Social Science
Arts GER
L&S Social Science
Formal Reasoning
Italian 203
Italian 204
Italian 257 or 258 (HU)
L&S Humanities / Cultural
Diversity, not Italian
L&S Natural Science
L&S Natural Science
OWC-B GER
Elective or Italian 242
Elective – Upper-level Italian
Elective – Upper-level
Italian
Upper-level Italian or crosslisted course
Upper-level Italian or
cross-listed course
L&S Natural Science
L&S Social Science
L&S Social Science
L&S upper-level
Elective
Elective
Upper-level Italian elective or
cross-listed course
Upper-level Italian or
cross-listed course
Upper-level Italian or elective
Upper-level elective
L&S upper-level
L&S upper-level
Elective
L&S upper-level
Elective
Elective
(HU) Humanities GER
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