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Italian, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #407 (QS) , TN,
The Italian program at the University of Tennessee Knoxville provides students with an overall view of Italian culture, economy, history, and society. Courses on conversation, composition, and culture, as well as on Dante, Machiavelli, Italian Opera, women in literature, Italian cinema, etc. expose students to Italy's cultural treasures and current affairs.

About

Italian studies are tailored for students interested in art, literature, music, politics, and Italian business. The major is particularly appealing to students who love to learn and experience other cultures, speak other languages, travel, and wish to work for American companies doing business in or with Italy.

Career options:

Italian majors from University of Tennessee Knoxville, especially those with a concentration in Language and World Business, have a great opportunity to find a job with a U.S. or an Italian company either stateside or in Italy. Students who take advantage of our study abroad programs increase their career opportunities, since most companies prefer employees with the resourcefulness normally associated with life abroad.

Italian minors benefit from more professional opportunities. Employers in the fields of business, law, fashion, tourism, communication seek for candidates who are proficient in more than one foreign language and culture. Job interviewers will value your open-mindedness, knowledge of history and understanding of Italian culture and society.

Besides our course offerings, the Italian program involves students in activities, such as the Italian Table, the Italian Cinema Series, culinary evenings, the Festa Italiana, immersion weekends, annual Soccer Tournament, Talent Show, and the Bologna Summer Program.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Highlights of Italian Civilization
  • Intermediate Grammar, Composition and Conversation
  • Intermediate Grammar, Composition and Conversation
  • Dante and Medieval Culture
  • Petrarch and Boccaccio
  • Literature of the Rinascimento
  • Directed Readings
  • Aspects of Modern Literature and Culture
  • Advanced Literary Reading and Conversation
  • Italian Cultural Studies
  • Topics in Italian Cinema

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    523

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Step 1: Complete and submit an application: Apply to UT beginning August 1 by becoming a VIP (Vol in Progress) or through the Common Application.
  • Step 2: Have your high school/or college send us official transcripts electronically (PDF) or mail them: If you have completed any high school course work outside the United States, it might be necessary to have an evaluation of your transcript 
  • Demonstrate English proficiency: Applicants must demonstrate English proficiency unless you are a US citizen or a permanent resident.
  • Submit financial documentation (F-1 or J-1 visa status).
  • Submit a copy of the photo page of your international passport.
  • Apply for an appropriate US visa.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    31684 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31684 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13264 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13264 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Knoxville

  • 885 - 1460 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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