Undergraduate study in Italian

What can you study in Italian?

You can take language courses at every level and learn to speak, read and write Italian. At Stages II and III there are opportunities to study at universities in Italy. We encourage you to study abroad.

You can also study Italian society and culture, contemporary literature and film, and medieval and Renaissance literature and culture. While most courses involve the study of texts in Italian, others are based on material in English and may be taken if you are not studying the language.
 

Undergraduate programmes in Italian

You can study Italian as a BA major or take elective courses.

Find out about your options for the Bachelor of Arts

From 2018 the BA minor in Italian will no longer be available for new admissions. If you are currently enrolled in the minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

Enrolling in Italian language courses

If you have no knowledge of Italian, you should enrol in ITALIAN 106 and 107.

If you want to enrol in an Italian language course for the first time, refer to the information about first time enrolment in language courses.
 

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Italian

If you are beginning a BA in 2018

You can take a major in Italian as one of your two BA majors (a double major). You will need to pass at least 120 points (eight courses) towards each of your majors, including at least 45 points (three courses) at Stage III.

If you first enrolled in a BA prior to 2018 

Requirements for a BA major and minor

For a single major you must pass at least 135 points, including at least 60 points above Stage II.

For a double major you must pass at least 120 points in each of two majors, including at least 45 points above Stage II in each major.

For a BA minor you must pass at least 90 points, including at least 60 points above Stage I. BA minors will be discontinued for new admissions from 2018. If you are currently enrolled in a minor, please seek advice from the Arts Students’ Centre.

University regulations for the Bachelor of Arts.

How to choose your courses

You must choose your courses from those listed in the BA schedule for Italian. You must also meet any specific requirements indicated in the schedule.

2018 BA schedule for Italian

For help with degree planning

Arts Students' Centre

Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages

Italian is available for the Diploma in Languages and the Certificate in Languages. The diploma consists of 120 points of specified courses and the certificate of 60 points. These programmes are normally taken part-time alongside study for a degree.

Find out more about the Diploma in Languages and Certificate in Languages.