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Bachelor of Arts in Italian

Bachelor of Arts in Italian

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Department of Romance Languages offers an extensive range of courses and degree programs, from instruction in beginning languages through the study of the literatures and cultures of French-, Italian-, Portuguese-, and Spanish-speaking countries. Romance languages is a liberal-arts major, providing a valuable background for students interested in graduate work, teaching, and a wide array of other professional and international careers that require strong analytical and communication skills. Preparation: The department recommends the following preparation for study leading to a major in any of the Romance languages: As much work as possible in the student’s major language. Knowledge of a second Romance language is helpful but not required; Knowledge of the history, geography, and politics of the areas where the student’s major language is spoken; Communication skills, speech, and essay writing that help the student convey ideas logically. In literature and film courses, papers or essay examinations are generally required; Experience in literary and cultural studies and linguistics. Careers: Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Romance languages typically enter a variety of occupations. Language teaching is an obvious possibility. Proficiency in a second language and knowledge of other cultures enhances study and career opportunities in other areas as well. Romance languages majors, especially those who have a second major in another discipline (e.g., art history, business administration, economics, family and human services, history, international studies, journalism, music, or political science) find positions in communications media, government foreign service, international business and law, libraries, social service organizations, and travel and tourist-related agencies, among others.