WHY STUDY ITALIAN?
Italian-speakers from around the world have contributed in significant ways to the arts, political theory, science, literature, and much more. The UCD Italian Program offers you the opportunity to become fluent in language an explore new cultural perspectives. As an Italian major or minor you will also acquire important skills that are vital in any professional setting: critical analysis, interpersonal skills, effective writing, creative expression, and cultural sensitivity.
COULD I DOUBLE (OR EVEN TRIPLE) MAJOR?
Certamente! Most Italian majors have one additional major, and sometimes even two. The Italian curriculum requires the completion of only 9 upper-division courses (36 units) for the Major and 5 upper-division courses (20 units) for the Minor, making it a perfect accompaniment to most other majors in the humanities, social sciences, and even in science and engineering.
THE ITALIAN FACULTY
The faculty members in the Italian Program (http://frenchanditalian.ucdavis.edu/people-italian?destination=node/2) are engaged scholars, experienced teachers, and devoted mentors in their fields of research. Italian students in both our upper and lower division courses enjoy all the advantages of a small classroom setting and get to know their professors well, while also becoming a part of a dynamic and diverse student community.
STUDY ABROAD IN ITALY
Students (both majors and non-majors) interested in immersing themselves in today’s Italy are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Through the Global Learning Hub and UC-EAP, we focus on three excellent programs:
- Art, Culture and History in the Eternal City: 4 weeks in Rome with a UC-Davis professor, instruction in English
- Italian in Florence: Summer or Fall at the UC Center-Firenze, instruction in Italian and English
- Università di Bologna: Fall, Spring or year-long at the University of Bologna, instruction in Italian and English
CAREER ALTERNATIVES AND INTERNSHIPS
Our alumni include physicians, attorneys, fashion designers, college professors, high-school teachers, professional artists, entrepreneurs and diplomatic service employees. The Italian Program takes pride in offering credit-bearing tutoring and internship opportunities on campus and abroad while you study in Italy. Consult an advisor for more information.