The major in Italian Cultural Studies requires students to spend one year in Italy and to complete 44 credits devoted exclusively to Italy-related study areas. A grade of at least a C- in IT 201 must be earned in order to take IT 202 , which is the first course that counts toward the major.
The courses taken as part of the major must cover at least three different areas from the following: Culture, Art History, History, Politics, Literature, Cinema, Music, and Economy and one departmental course in linguistics taught in English
In order to study abroad, students should have a minimum GPA of 2.7 or 3.0, depending on the site. Before departing, students must contact the adviser in Italian, in Glenside, to select courses.