Italian Studies

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements
Before Moderation a student is expected to take three semesters (or the equivalent) of Italian language courses and two other courses focusing on some aspect of Italian culture. A student moderates into Italian studies by presenting to the Moderation board the customary two papers outlining both past academic achievements and a proposed program of study for the next two years.

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Moderation

The Modera­tion board is composed of members of the core faculty and other faculty determined by the student’s particular interests and area of specialization. A student must present evidence of proficiency in the Italian language and demonstrate in some form (for example, a representative essay, ­performances, tapes, artworks) the ability to collect and integrate material with the skills needed to undertake and complete a significant Senior Project.

Senior Project

One two-semester course in the student’s final year is devoted to the Senior Project, a major work demonstrating the student’s mastery of some aspect of the Italian language and culture. The project is not limited to a written study, but may be a film, photographic essay, or another form appropriate to the topic. In addition to the Senior Project, a student must take five elective courses in Italian studies.