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Italian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The major in Italian Studies at Boston University provides students all the means necessary to attain three, interrelated kinds of proficiency. 
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Overview

The first is spoken and written Italian, sufficient to live and study successfully in Italy and/or to use Italian media and research tools for careers involving Italy and Italian culture. The second is the ability to read and interpret Italian literature of all periods and genres. The third is a knowledge of the social, political, economic, and cultural realities of today’s Italy.

All Italian Studies majors at Boston University are encouraged to spend at least one semester of study at Boston University’s Centro Studi in Padua, where they may live with an Italian family and may enroll directly at the University of Padua, taking courses alongside local students in any academic field. An “Interdisciplinary track” is also available for the major, in which students may elect 3 of their 13 major courses from a field related to Italian culture such as history of art & architecture, history, European studies, philosophy, international relations, or classical studies.

An undergraduate degree in Italian Studies enables students to pursue careers in a great variety of areas: diplomacy, professional translation, design, fashion, language instruction, the arts, arts management, bilingual journalism, international business, and law. The degree also qualifies students for graduate study in education, Italian literature, and history.

Learning Outcomes

  • Met ACTFL goals of advanced-low level proficiency in speaking, reading, writing, and the understanding of spoken Italian, and the ability to use these skills in a range of academic and everyday situations.
  • Advanced knowledge of major periods of Italian literature and other cultural texts with understanding of historical, generic, or cultural context.
  • Demonstrated capacity to read critically and closely, to interpret texts, and to evaluate arguments about literary and cultural texts and topics.
  • Ability to produce an organized, well-supported argument in writing; to write clearly and persuasively; and to observe ethical and precise citation practices.

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 included:

  • Politics and Culture in 20th Century Italy
  • Italy on the Cutting Edge
  • Italian Media and Popular Culture
  • Italian Seminar: Social, Political, and Cultural Life of Today's Italy
  • Italian Literature I: Medieval

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

National
  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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