The Italian curriculum is designed to develop oral and listening skills, a reading knowledge and writing proficiency in Italian, and to enhance an awareness and appreciation of Italian culture to provide insight and understanding of global interdependence.
The ability to speak and write well in Italian prepares students for a wide variety of careers such as teaching, banking, business, communications, public relations, social work, and government.
Course placement is determined by an online placement test and a review of high school language courses. In the case of transfer students, placement is determined by a review of the transfer credit evaluation and student input.
Students will not fulfill their competency requirement with language courses that are at a lower level than what is determined by the department without prior approval of the department chair.
Italian majors are highly encouraged to study abroad and consult the department chair regarding course selection abroad. Credits earned abroad will be applied to fulfill required or elective credits. Cabrini has its own programs and also works with other colleges to provide study abroad opportunities.
Note: Students should expect to take all of their upper-level Italian courses for the major or minor at consortium institutions and should consult with the department chair when planning their curriculum.
Minor: 18 credits beyond 201. Students wishing to minor in Italian are encouraged to consult the department chair to design a program.
Pass/FailTo encourage maintenance of language skills, the pass/fail option is available to non-language majors and minors who have fulfilled the foreign language core requirement and who wish to pursue additional language courses.