The Italian Studies program of Bowdoin College provides students with a broad understanding of the cultures and literatures of the Italian-speaking worlds through a curriculum that prepares students for international work, teaching, or graduate study. Native speakers are involved in most language courses. Unless otherwise indicated, all courses are conducted in the respective language.
Majors and non-majors will be able to:
- Accurately and effectively use Italian for interpersonal (dialogues), interpretive (reading, listening), and presentational (writing, speaking) modes of communication, ranging in complexity from everyday interaction to abstract, educated discourse in both oral and written forms.
- Demonstrate critical understanding of Italian cultural productions through the discussion and critique of literary, artistic, historical, and sociological works of various authors, genres, periods, and regions.
In addition, majors and minors will be able to:
- Identify and describe widely recognized intellectual and cultural movements throughout the history of Italian societies.
- Explain fundamental concepts for, and contrast diverse approaches to, the scholarly study of literature, film, and cultural production.
- Conduct analytical research in Italian Studies, and present it with scholarly rigor, in written or oral form, using the methods specific to such disciplines.
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- Elementary Italian
- Intermediate Italian
- Advanced Italian
- Study and Criticism of Medieval and Early Modern Italian Literature
- Contemporary Italy: Dalla Marcia alla Vespa
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies Literature View 1883 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Application and personal essay, application fee (nonrefundable) or fee waiver.
- Bowdoin Supplement
- Counselor Recommendation - Advisor's estimate of candidate's character and accomplishments
- Secondary School Report - Information concerning candidate's school offerings and environment
- Secondary School Record - Transcript
- Mid-Year Report OR official school transcript at Mid-Year - Report of mid-year grades and performance
- Teacher Evaluation - An evaluation completed by a teacher who has taught applicant either junior or senior year in an academic core subject
- Students whose first language is not English must submit official results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), from Duolingo English Test (DET) or from Cambridge English Assessment (CEA)
- Bowdoin accepts independent interviews from vendors, such as Initialview or Vericant, from our international applicants
International55422 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55422 USD per year during 48 months.
National55422 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 55422 USD per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Brunswick
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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