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Italian Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Hartford, CT, United States
The Italian Studies Program at Trinity College offers a variety of courses in Italian and in English about the language, culture, and civilization of Italy.
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Students who wish to major in Italian Studies at Trinity College can choose between two different plans of study. Students who wish to minor may do the Italian minor (primarily language acquisition) or the Italian studies minor (an interdisciplinary curriculum of courses, including courses in English).

Learning Goals

  • To demonstrate advanced mastery of oral and aural skills in the target language by formulating well-organized and supported spoken arguments with ease, in a variety of genres and registers, and using a range of discourse strategies.
  • To write correctly and effectively in the target language by identifying the context and purposes that shape written communication and by selecting and using the vocabulary, grammatical structures, and stylistic conventions that best fit them.
  • To write research papers with proper format, clear thesis statements, and coherent argumentation, demonstrating the student’s ability to logically compare and critique the primary and secondary sources in the specialized area.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • Elementary Italian 
  • Intermediate Italian I: Conversation and Composition
  • Italian Design and Culture in a Global Perspective
  • Italian Language and Society
  • Modern Italy
  • Otherness in Italian Cinema

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

  • Trinity College accepts the Common Application. 
  • A $65 application fee is required, and must be submitted online through the Common Application site.
  • Trinity requires a diploma from and certification by an accredited secondary school.
  • Trinity requires an evaluation from a college or guidance counselor and two teacher evaluations.
  • All students must submit an essay through the Common Application.
  • As of fall 2015, Trinity College does not require the SAT or ACT for all students applying for admission, including transfer applicants.
  • International students may need to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting their results from the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the Duolingo English Test.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56380 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Hartford

  • 1100 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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