Italian Certificate

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The following information is a guideline for students seeking to earn an International Engineering Certificate in Italian.

NOTE: For the most current listing of courses, please contact the Department of French and Italian

Italian Requirements (5 courses 15- credit hours, 6 upper-division)

        Language Courses (Lower Division- 9 hours)

  • ITAL 2110, ITAL 2120, ITAL 2130 are required.  (Due to the nature of the  engineering curriculum, ITAL 2120 & ITAL 2130 will have to be taken in separate semesters.)
  • Placement in language courses will be determined by the Language Coordinator Ms. Priscilla Craven. Courses that repeat a student’s prior knowledge of Italian will not apply to this certificate. Students who come in with advanced Italian language credit should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for course substitution.

        Additional Italian Courses (Upper Division- 6 hours)

  • Students must take either ITAL 3010 or ITAL 3030.
  • An additional 3 hours may be taken from the following courses: ITAL 3010 Advanced Conversation and Composition I, ITAL 3020 Advanced Conversation & Composition II, ITAL 3030- Storia dell’arte: Advanced Composition /Conversation 2 , ITAL 3140- Readings in Italian Literature- 20th Century, ITAL 3160- Readings in Italian Literature- Medieval/Renaissance, ITAL 4010- Problems in Translation, Advanced Grammar, and Stylistics,  ITAL 4030- Contemporary Italian Culture, Politics and the Media,  ITAL 4040-Business Italian.
  • Optional Course- ITAL 4930- Languages Internship for the Professions or GEEN 3930- International Co-Op is open to students who have junior or senior standing and have completed ITAL 3010 or ITAL 3030 with a B- or better. This course may be applied to Engineering or Italian credit. See the Italian faculty member listed in the course catalogue for ITAL 4930. For GEEN 3930, contact the Engineering Dean's Office at 303-492-5071 at least four months prior to obtain approval.
  • Study Abroad: Italian credit earned at a CU Study Abroad-approved program in Italy can be accepted as Italian credit without credit limitation. A maximum of 6 credit hours may be transferred from other universities or non-CU programs. For more information, please visit the CU Study Abroad Programs Office.
  • Transfer Credit: 6 credit hours may be transferred in from other institutions.

Upon Completion of Requirements

Students should contact the Director of International Programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science, Karey Sabol, to verify completion of all requirements for the Certificate. Once complete, verification will be sent to the Registrar’s Office for inclusion on the official transcript.

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