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Department of Italian Studies

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Italian Studies offers programs at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Please see the menu at the left for more information.

FALL 2013 WINTER 2014 – UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

THE DEPARTMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO TRANSFER A STUDENT TO A HIGHER LEVEL LANGUAGE COURSE IF IT IS DEEMED THAT THE COURSE FOR WHICH THE STUDENT HAS REGISTERED IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE EXTENT OF HIS OR HER KNOWLEDGE OF THE LANGUAGE.

The Department has as its mission to maintain the traditions and study of the great classics as well as to provide a window on an increasingly complex and diverse contemporary Italian culture. It promotes the study of the Italian language through an excellent and rigorous language training program. It offers courses in Italian literature, both in Italian and in English, as well as in Italian film. The department periodically invites scholars specializing in contemporary politics, the Italian immigrant experience and social change, enabling students to gain both a broader and more critical understanding of various aspects of Italian culture, through contact with specialists in these areas.

Note to new students coming from CEGEP:

If you understand Italian or one of its dialects or have some informal knowledge of the language but have never studied the grammar, you must register for ITAL210 Elementary Italian. Otherwise, if you have completed Italian 101 then you may still register for Italian Beginners' ITAL205 or Intensive Beginners' ITAL206. If you have completed 201 then you must register for ITAL215 or ITAL216, Intermediate or Intensive Intermediate. If you have completed 301, then you may register for either ITAL215 or ITAL216. If you have completed four levels of Italian (101-401) at CEGEP then you must speak to an advisor to determine which Italian language courses above the 200 level are open to you.

For all questions concerning choice of courses it is strongly recommended that you contact lucienne [dot] kroha [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Prof. Kroha).