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MA in Italian

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I. Course work (10 courses -- 30 credits)

  1. Four courses from the following, all of which treat in a substantial way material in the periods before 1800:
    ITA 700, ITA 701, ITA 702, ITA 703,ITA 710, ITA 711, ITA 750, ITA 760, ITA 780 (12 credits).
  2. Four courses from the following, which treat in a substantial way material in the periods after 1800:
    ITA 800, ITA 810, ITA 850, ITA 860, ITA 880, ITA 900, ITA 910, ITA 920, ITA 930, ITA 950 (12 credits).

    NB: ITA 990 (Special Topics) may apply to either requirement 1 or 2, depending on the topic.
  3. Two additional courses from any listed above.

II. Thesis or Comprehensive Exam

Upon completion of the coursework listed above, the Master's candidate may demonstrate proficiency in either of the following ways:

  • Option 1: ITA 981 (M.A. Thesis): After a student has completed the required course work the student may enroll in ITA 981 and write a thesis under the direction of a member of the graduate faculty in Italian in the Department of Foreign Languages. Successful completion of the thesis would result in the completion of the M.A. degree. (3 credits)
  • Option 2: Instead of the thesis course, a student may opt to take a comprehensive exam, based on a reading list provided by the Department, after completing the required course work.