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Italian Studies Minor

Admission Requirements

A minimum GPA of 2.0, calculated on all Simon Fraser University courses that are applied to a minor, is required for successful completion of the program. 

Curriculum Requirements

Students will have to complete 12 lower division units and a minimum of 15 upper division units to obtain the Minor in Italian Studies.

Lower Division (12 units)

The following required courses are taken in sequence:

ITAL 100 - Introductory Italian I (3)

This course is designed to provide the student with the means of acquiring basic spoken fluency and reading facility.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Chohre Rassekh
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D400 Chohre Rassekh
We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
ITAL 101 - Introductory Italian II (3)

This course continues the work of ITAL 100. Considerable emphasis will be placed on oral and reading facility as well as basic writing skills. Prerequisite: ITAL 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
ITAL 200 - Intermediate Italian I (3)

An intermediate Italian course continuing the work of ITAL 101. In addition to consolidation of oral practice, grammar, reading and composition skills, a cultural component is included as well as selected readings from Italian authors. Prerequisite: ITAL 101.

ITAL 201 - Intermediate Italian II (3)

ITAL 201 continues the work of ITAL 200. Oral and written competence in Italian are extended through grammar review, oral practice, cultural studies, selected readings from Italian authors and multimedia activities. Prerequisite: ITAL 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chohre Rassekh
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
WMC 3515, Burnaby

Upper Division (15 units)

Two required courses:

ITAL 300 - Advanced Italian: Language and Culture (3)

Will continue the work of the 200-level courses with emphasis on the cultural aspects of Italian life. How does one live in Italy today? What are the cultural differences between the various regions? Fluency in language use, both oral and written, will be enhanced. Prerequisite: ITAL 201 or permission of Instructor.

ITAL 400 - Topics in Italian Literature: Contemporary Prose, Poetry and Theatre (4)

The complexity of modern Italy and its language are explored through the lens of contemporary literature. Prerequisite: ITAL 300 or permission from the instructor.

And two of the following courses:

ENGL 377 - Field School I (4) *

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 378. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2009 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 378 - Field School II (4) *

Studies in the history, art, and letters of the field school country as they inform the study of literature in English. Course may be organized by theme, critical approach, historical period, or individual author, and will be supplemented with related field trips. Field school courses may be repeated for credit if held in a different location. Prerequisite: 36 units, including two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses; or permission of the field school director. Corequisite: ENGL 377. Students who participated in the English Department Field School in Italy prior to Fall 2008 may not take this course for further credit.

HUM 311 - Italian Renaissance Humanism (4)

A study of the major writings, cultural milieu, and influence of the humanist movement of the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Emily O'Brien
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
HUM 312W - Renaissance Studies (4) **

A detailed interdisciplinary analysis of a selected topic, issue, or personality from the Italian and/or Northern Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for HUM 312 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 402 - Renaissance Italy (4)

An exploration of the history and historiography of the Renaissance Italy. Emphasis will be given to politics, religion, culture and the economy, and to a balanced study of the Italian peninsula, including Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples, the countryside and smaller urban centres. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 220, 223, HUM 219, 305, 311, 312W or permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Vlad Vintila
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 433W - Italian Films, Italian Histories (4) ^

Explores the representation of modern Italian history through the medium of film. Prerequisite: 45 units, including nine units of lower division history, or permission of the instructor. Students with credit for HIST 433 and/or HIST 486 in Fall 2007 (1077) may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Garfinkel
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
HIST 445 - Problems in Modern Italian History (4)

Examines the politics, society and culture of fascism in Italy from 1922 to World War II. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 445 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 486 when offered with the title Italian Fascism or Fascist Italy (Spring 2006, Spring 2008, Fall 2008) may not take this course for further credit.

Note: Some of the above courses have specific prerequisites and it is the student's responsibility to ensure that all prerequisites are met for upper division courses listed in the program. 

* When the location is Italy

** When the topic, issue, or personality is from the Italian Renaissance

^ With special permission from the History Department

Course Exemptions

Exemption from 100 division Italian language courses may be granted up to a maximum of 6 units on evidence of language proficiency. Students who hope to gain course exemption must consult with the program coordinator. Students will be required to complete the equivalent number of exempted units from the following list of courses:

HUM 101W - Introduction to the Humanities (3)

An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience. Writing/Breadth-Humanities. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM101. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Samir Gandesha
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D901 Samir Gandesha
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D902 Samir Gandesha
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
J100 Alessandra Capperdoni
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
HUM 161 - Latin I (3)

An introduction to the Latin language.

HUM 162 - Latin II (3)

The continuation of Latin I. Prerequisite: HUM 161 or permission of the instructor.

WL 100 - What is World Literature? (3)

Explores how texts travel beyond their cultures of origin, influence other cultural contexts and ideas, and become works of world literature. Introduces the concepts of cross-cultural literary criticism and translation. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Deggan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D101 Mark Deggan
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D102 Mark Deggan
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
WL 104W - Modern World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing modern world literatures across time and space. May explore topics such as revolution, technology, or existentialism. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

Transfer Credits

Approved transfer credits for Italian courses completed at another post-secondary institution (subject to University transfer credit regulations) may be obtained up to a maximum of 6 units. 

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.