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The undergraduate certificate in Italian offers students the opportunity to develop their proficiency in Italian language and their knowledge of literature and culture in the Italian-speaking world. Advanced courses (300 and 400 level) will allow students to build on the foundation developed in 200 level courses by choosing from a range of courses in Italian literature, linguistics, cinema, culture, and professional communication. The certificate also strengthens the applications of students who intend to pursue careers or graduate study in areas where Italian is useful. The undergraduate certificate in Italian is open to all undergraduate students.

Students may declare the undergraduate certificate in Italian at any time and are encouraged to do so as early as possible, once enrolled as an undergraduate. Please make an appointment with an undergraduate advisor to declare the certificate. 

15 credits, to include: 1

Foundation (two courses):6
Advanced Italian Language
Writing Workshop
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture I
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture II
Electives9
Modern Italian Culture
Advanced Italian Language
Writing Workshop
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture I
Studies in Italian Literature and Culture II
Structures of Italian
Rome: The Changing Shape of the Eternal City
Topics in Italian: Study Abroad
Corso Di Stilistica Applicata
Introduction to the Romance Languages
Special Topics in Italian Literature
Special Topics in Italian Studies: Culture, Film, Language
Special Topics in Italian Studies: Culture, Film, Language
Italian Film
One (and only one) course may be chosen from:
Love and Sex in Italian Comedy
Of Demons and Angels. Dante's Divine Comedy
In Translation: Lit of Modern Italy-Existentialism, Fascism, Resistance
Literature in Translation: Boccaccio's Decameron-The Human Comedy
Lit in Translation: Images of the Individual in the Italian Renaissance
Italy and the Invention of America: from Columbus to World War II
In Translation: Special Topics in Italian Literature
Total Credits15

Residence and Quality of Work

9 credits taken on the UW–Madison campus

2.000 GPA on all courses taken in the certificate

Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

1. (Interpretive communication) Demonstrate that they understand and can analyze of literary and nonliterary texts in Italian representing a variety of topics, time periods, and geographical regions.

2. (Presentational communication) Express themselves effectively in spoken and written Italian to inform, persuade, and narrate for different audiences of listeners, viewers, or readers.

3.  (Interpersonal communication) Express themselves effectively in spoken and written Italian to share information, reactions, and opinions related to a variety of topics and texts.

4. (Cultural knowledge) Recognize and explain cultural artifacts, practices, and perspectives of the Italian-speaking world.

5. (Linguistic knowledge) Demonstrate a good degree of understanding of lexical, grammatical, syntactic, and stylistic features of the Italian language.

6. (Cross-cultural awareness) Demonstrate awareness of difference and diversity by comparing and contrasting culturally situated beliefs, behaviors, and norms of the Italian-speaking world with their own.

7. (Engagement with the Italian language and culture) Engage in a sustained fashion with the Italian language, its users, and cultural artifacts in and beyond the classroom, e.g., in their own community, virtual communities, and study abroad.

Please make an appointment with an undergraduate advisor to get academic advising for the certificate. 

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Professors Buccini, Livorni, Rumble

Associate Professors Menechella, Phillips-Court, Todorovic.