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2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 25, 2024
2016-2017 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Italian, MA

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Requirements for the MA in Italian

A minimum of eight one-term courses is required. These courses will include ITAL 2710 - INTRO LITERARY & CULTL THEORY . Students holding Teaching Assistantships are also required to take FR/ITAL 2970 (Teaching of French/Italian), though this does not count toward the required eight. Candidates must also fulfill the following additional requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination
    The MA comprehensive examination is a written examination and is given in three sessions on separate days during the second year of the MA program; an oral interview is held after completion of the exams to discuss the comprehensive exam results, as well as the student’s research paper.
  • Research Paper
  • Each candidate must select a topic in consultation with the Director of Graduate Studies and/or a member of the graduate faculty, and write a long final paper in Italian (30-40 pages), the suitability of which -  as an example of research methodology and scholarly writing - is determined by two faculty readers.
  • Second Language
    Candidates must demonstrate a reading knowledge of Latin or German or a Romance language other than Italian. Other languages will be considered upon petition.

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