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Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (ARWU) Storrs, CT, United States
The major allows students to pursue a traditional concentration in Italian literary studies or a concentration in Italian cultural studies. This major focuses on Italian literary studies but also allows students to take advanced coursework in Italian language, communication, and cultural studies. 


The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages offers courses in Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Spanish, Classical Languages (Ancient Greek, Latin, and Biblical Hebrew) and selected critical languages. Students may major in Chinese Studies, Classical and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Italian Literary and Cultural Studies, and Spanish Studies. A student may double major in two of the above majors. Students will gain knowledge of the Literature, Culture, and applied Language skills that are required for teaching, business, diplomatic or governmental work, and research in graduate or undergraduate study of the culture and literature that is associated with these languages.

Education Abroad is required (or strongly encouraged, please see descriptions) for the majors in modern languages for at least one semester or approved equivalents. The department sponsors University of Connecticut programs in France; Italy; Spain; Germany; and Tianjin, China. Many other programs are available in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Europe through Education Abroad. Such coursework is normally most valuable during the junior year, but qualified sophomores and seniors are also eligible Students interested in Education Abroad should consult with their advisors.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Italian Renaissance
  • Elementary Italian
  • Intermediate Italian
  • Cinema and Society in Contemporary Italy
  • Italian American Experience in Literature and Film
  • Culture of Fascist Italy
  • Introducing Italy through Its Regions

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • A Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • $80 Application Fee (non-refundable)
  • Essay & Two Optional Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Secondary School Transcripts
  • Official SAT or ACT Scores
  • English Proficiency Requirement
  • Fine Arts Applicants
  • Special Program Applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    35216 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35216 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    12848 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12848 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Storrs

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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