Italian / Undergraduate Study

Italian and Special Fields BA

Capstone Major

Students with special interests or professional goals may select the Italian and Special Fields major, with coursework divided between Italian and a collateral field. Study programs fulfilling requirements for the major have been developed with the departments and programs listed below.

Majors who select courses taught in English must do additional work from the original Italian texts in consultation with the course instructor.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Italian and Special Fields major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: two years of Italian and related courses in civilization, culture, history, linguistics, literature, and closely related languages.

Refer to the UCLA transfer admission guide for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

Learning Outcomes

The Italian and Special Fields major has the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrated mastery of an area of Italian cultures, defined as Italian language, literature, traditions, geography, contemporary Italian life, and contributions of Italians to the world
  • Demonstrated critical thinking
  • Conception and execution of a project in Italian that identifies and engages with a specialized topic in a field related to Italian
  • Information literacy by identifying and analyzing appropriate primary sources
  • Demonstrated good written and oral communication skills, evidenced by a research project and presentation of work to peers under guidance of a designated faculty mentor
  • Working knowledge of scholarly discourse related to a specialized topic

Anthropology Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; Anthropology 2 or 3, and 4.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Anthropology 100, 111, 130, 136A, 136B, 137P, 137Q, 138P, 140, 143, M145P, M145Q, 147, M150, 151 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Art History Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; Art History 20 or 21, 22, 23.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Art History M113A, M113B, M113C, CM115A through 115E, 121A through 121D, C125A, 127A, 127B, 130, 132, 185 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Classics Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; Classics 10 or 20, 40W or 41W, and Greek 1, 2, 3 or Latin 1, 2, 3, or equivalent.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; Greek 100 or Latin 100, two courses from Classics 141 through 197, and two courses from Greek 101A through 133 or Latin 101 through 133 (graduate seminars may be substituted for upper-division author courses) selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

English Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; English Composition 3, English 4W, 10A, 10B, 10C.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from English 100 through 113A, 114 through 135, 139 through 183C selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Film and Television Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 46.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Film and Television 106B, 106C, 107, 108, 112, 113, 114 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

French Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; French 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 12 or 14.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from French 108 through 172 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Gender Studies Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; Gender Studies 10.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Gender Studies 102 through M191E selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

History Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46; one course from History 1A, 1B, 1C, 20, 21, 22.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from History 100 through 188 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Linguistics Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Linguistics 20, and three terms of a second foreign language other than Italian.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; Linguistics 103, 120A, 120B, and two courses from 110 through 191B selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Music History Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, two courses from Music History M10A, M10B, M10C.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Musicology 135A, 135B, 135C, 191A through 191G selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Philosophy Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; one course from Philosophy 1 through 31.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; two courses from Philosophy 100A, 100B, 100C, and three courses from M101A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Political Science Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B; Political Science 10, 20, 30, 40, 50.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Political Science M105 through 179 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Portuguese Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 46, 50A, 50B; Portuguese 1, 2, 3, 25 (or 26 or equivalent as determined by placement test), 46.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; five courses from Portuguese 130A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Spanish Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 46, 50A, 50B; Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 25 (or equivalent as determined by placement test), 42 or 44.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; Spanish 120 and four courses from 130 through 191B selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.

Theater Field

Preparation for the Major

Required: Italian 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and one course from 42A, 42B, 42C, 46, 50A, 50B.

The Major

Required: Italian 100, 199B (senior capstone course), and three courses from 103A through 191 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser; Theater 101A, 101B, and three courses from 102A through M114 selected in consultation with the undergraduate adviser.