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Italian Language Certificate (9 hours)


This Language Certificate program is administered by the Center for Language Studies (3086 JFSB), http://languagecertificate.byu.edu.

Any matriculated (degree-seeking) BYU student who meets the proficiency and course requirements may earn the Italian Language Certificate. The proficiency requirement is met through the nationally recognized ACTFL Oral and Writing Proficiency Exams. Qualifying students will be awarded a certificate on one of three levels based on the following:

  1. Advanced Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  2. Mastery Certificate: An ACTFL "Advanced High" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.
  3. Professional Certificate: An ACTFL "Superior" rating on at least one of the two proficiency exams and 9 hours of coursework with a minimum of a B- grade in each of the three courses.

Required Courses:

Note: Students who have completed all of the coursework required for a language major or a language minor will also have satisfied the coursework requirement for the language certificate.

  1. Language:
  2. Civilization - complete one course from the following:
      ITAL 420 : Italian Civilization from the Beginning to 1600. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ITAL 420 : Italian Civilization from the Beginning to 1600. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      RECOMMENDED: Ital 340.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of history, music, architecture, literature, and arts that shaped the Italian culture and civilization from the beginning through the Renaissance.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Arts elective.

      Course Outcomes


      ITAL 421 : Italian Civilization from 1600 to the Modern Era. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ITAL 421 : Italian Civilization from 1600 to the Modern Era. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
      RECOMMENDED: Ital 340.
      DESCRIPTION: Survey of institutions, fine arts, and great writers that shaped the history of Italy from the Baroque period to the modern era.
      NOTE: Fulfills GE Arts elective.

      Course Outcomes


  3. Literature:
      ITAL 340 : Introduction to Italian Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      ITAL 340 : Introduction to Italian Literature. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
      WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter
      RECOMMENDED: Ital 321 and 322.
      DESCRIPTION: Basic literary concepts and terms coupled with readings of Italian works from various genres and periods.
      NOTE: Capstone course for GE Languages of Learning requirement for returned missionaries.

      Course Outcomes


Students who successfully complete a certificate will receive an official document verifying their level of achievement. The certificate will be listed on the university transcript.