University of California, Riverside

Comparative Literature and Languages

Italian Studies Program (ITAL)

Committee in Charge

  • Thomas Scanlon, PhD., Director, Comparative Literature/Classics
  • Nicoletta Tinozzi Mehrmand, Ph.D. Italian
  • Nicoletta Da Ros, M.A. Italian
  • Marguerite Waller, Ph.D. Comparative Literature/Women’s Studies

Education Abroad Program

Students are encouraged to consider opportunities for study through the Education Abroad Program (EAP). This is an excellent opportunity to become deeply familiar with another country and its culture while earning academic units towards graduation. Students should plan study abroad well in advance to ensure that the courses taken fit with their overall program at UCR. Consult the departmental student affairs officer for assistance. For further details visit UCR's EAP/OAP website or call 951-827-2508. A list of participating countries is found under Education Abroad Program in the Curricula and Courses section.

Foreign Language Placement Examination

A placement examination is required of all freshmen entering the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences who wish to meet the foreign language requirement with the same language taken in high school. Consult the quarterly Schedule of Classes and for date and time. Transfer students who have taken a college-level language course cannot take the placement examination and should consult with their advisors. No college-level credit may be duplicated.

The Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies minor offers students the opportunity to attain an advanced level of proficiency in Italian language while taking a number of discipline-based courses that
concentrate on Italian themes. The minor complements liberal arts degrees in many
aspects of Western or European studies, including art history, history, philosophy,
political science, and religious studies. See Minors under the College of Humanities,
Arts, and Social Sciences in the Colleges and Programs section of this catalog.

Requirements for the minor consist of 24 units, distributed as follows:

Twelve (12) units of ITAL 101A and ITAL 101B and ITAL 101C.

Eight (8) units of upper-division courses in Italian literature, film and/or culture offered
by the Department of Comparative Literature and Foreign Languages.

Four (4) units of upper-division courses in Italian art history, history, film, theatre, or
another related discipline offered by other departments and approved by the student’s

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