Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

Italian Studies (7-12) (BA)

For admission and continuation in the Italian Studies 7-12 Bachelor of Arts and all Adolescence Education courses students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0. Students wishing to be recommended by the College for certification must successfully complete the education sequence.  In order to finish the sequence in two years it is recommended that students begin coursework at the beginning of their junior year.

General Education Requirements

42 credits

Major Requirements

65-66 credits

Electives

12-13 credits

Total Credits Required

120



 

Major Requirements

Students who enter the College with ability in Italian take a placement examination to determine the level at which they should begin language study. These courses may also be used to satisfy general education requirements.

 

ITL 112Basic Italian I(WG)

3

ITL 114Basic Italian II(RLA)

4

ITL 213Continuing Italian I(RLA)

4

ITL 215Continuing Italian II(RLA)

4

OR

ITL 120Intensive Italian I(RLA)

6

ITL 220Intensive Italian II(RLA)

6

ITL 215Continuing Italian II(RLA)

4

 

ITL 313Advanced Communication Skills(CO)(TALA)

4

ITL 320Italian Civilization and Culture(RLA)

4

ITL 341Literary Survey I: Medieval, Renaissance(RLA)

4

ITL 342Literary Survey II: Modern Italian Studies(RLA)

4

An additional 20 credits of Italian courses at or above the 300-level

20

Depending on choice selection, additional coursework may be required prior to enrolling for some courses at or above the 300-level.

Education Sequence

EDS 201Social Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 202Psychological Foundations of Secondary Education(RLA)

4

EDS 305The Pedagogy of Secondary School in Foreign Language(RNL)

4

EDS 319The Secondary School Curriculum in Foreign Language(RNL)

4

EDS 400Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

6

EDS 401Reflection and Analysis in Student Teaching in Secondary Education(RNL)

2

 

Total Credit Hours: 65-66

General Criteria for Entry into the Education Sequences
Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to enroll in introductory (foundations) education courses (EDS 201, EDS 202). Students whose GPAs are below 3.0 but above 2.9 may appeal for special permission to enroll in an introductory foundations course. All students apply for admission to an educational sequence while enrolled in one of the 200-level foundations courses listed above. Applicants must have already taken the NYSTCE Academic Literacy and Skills Test (ALST). Students who are denied admission to the an educational sequence may appeal the decision. Instructions for the appeal processes, including deadlines, are available in the School of Education office located in Building 3S, Room 208.
Criteria for Continuing in the Educational Sequences
Students must develop and maintain a program portfolio as outlined in the program handbook. Students must earn a C+ or above in each education class. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the program.

Prerequisite Advisory

EDS 202 has a prerequisite of three credits in psychology.  PSY 100, which also satisfies the Individual and Society general education requirement, is strongly recommended.
NYS Certification Requirement
EDP 220 is a requirement for NYS Certification and may also be used to satisfy the social science general education requirement. Students are encouraged to take this course prior to graduation.

Total Credit Hours: 120

One course may be taken outside of the department with the permission of the Italian Studies advisor. These courses may be offered in fields such as English, History, Art History, or Political Science. When necessary, one course may be completed as an independent study on an approved topic with a CSI faculty member. Certain courses currently offered that are strongly suggested for majors include HST 249 Italian American History, HST 276 History of Italy, ENL 399 Themes in Literature: Italian/American Experience in Literature, ART 300 Medieval and Renaissance Art.

Liberal Arts and Sciences Requirement

Most education courses are non-liberal arts and sciences.