Majors, Programs, and Departments

Italian

One of the most important features of a liberal education is familiarity with the language of a culture other than one’s own. Such familiarity not only clarifies a student’s sense of cultural identity, but also enhances articulateness and enlarges the view of the scope of thought and language. A major in a foreign language prepares students to enter graduate school in literary studies or in interpretation and translation, or provides basic liberal arts training for professional study in law, business, foreign service, or medicine.

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the language requirement in an uninterrupted sequence. In all cases, however, the language requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester of the senior year.

AboutĀ theĀ Curriculum

One of the most important features of a liberal education is familiarity with the language of a culture other than one’s own. Such familiarity not only clarifies a student’s sense of cultural identity, but also enhances articulateness and enlarges the view of the scope of thought and language. A major in a foreign language prepares students to enter graduate school in literary studies or in interpretation and translation, or provides basic liberal arts training for professional study in law, business, foreign service, or medicine.

Students are strongly encouraged to fulfill the language requirement in an uninterrupted sequence. In all cases, however, the language requirement must be completed by the end of the first semester of the senior year.

Study Abroad

Students of Italian are encouraged to take advantage of semester or year long programs in Italy. Frequently used programs which recent students have found excellent are: Temple (Rome), Trinity (Rome), and IES (Milan and Rome). Another valuable program is the Pitzer College Parma Program. Scripps students need to have taken two semesters of Italian to participate in study in Italy.

Italian Corridor

Scripps students may apply to live in the Italian Corridor with the Italian resident and a small group of students interested in practicing their Italian through daily use of the language.

Five Colleges Italian Club

Students are encouraged to participate in the club’s numerous activities which include dinners, parties, movies, and excursions to nearby cultural events.

Scripps Faculty

Sabrina Ovan
Associate Professor of Italian
Chair, Department of Italian and Italian Studies.

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Sara M. Adler
Professor of Italian

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Marino Forlino
Assistant Professor of Italian

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Elise Magistro
Adjunct Professor in Italian

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