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Undergraduate Courses

The courses offered by the Section fall into two main categories:

  • Italian Intensive (at first year level) and
  • Italian Language and Literature courses (at second and third year level).

The section also offers a course on Italian Cinema which is open to all second-year students and does not require any knowledge of Italian.

Italian Intensive A & B are first-year courses for those who have never studied the language before. Students who have already matriculated in Italian will begin at second-year level (under certain conditions students with some prior knowledge of Italian may be admitted)

Courses towards a major in Italian Studies

Students will be admitted to the Italian Section whether or not they have already studied Italian. The courses offered by the Italian Section are designed for students of Italian as a foreign language. Students for whom Italian is a second or home language will be accepted under certain conditions, and after prior discussion with the Section Head. A student who has not taken Italian at secondary school will be admitted to the Initial Italian course (SLL1064F, SLL1065S). Such a student may major after a further 2 years.

The requirements for a major in Italian are:

  First Semester Second Semester
Second Year SLL2064F Italian IIA SLL2065S Italian IIB
Third year SLL3064F Italian IIIA SLL3065S Italian IIIB

For additional information on these and other undergraduate courses, please refer to the Faculty of Humanities Undergraduate Handbook.