Italian, BA

Central to Understanding Italian Culture.

CCSU’s BA in Italian explores the linguistic and the social aspects of Italian culture. Students master intermediate skills in speaking, reading, and writing Italian.

The program prepares students with a background in Italian culture and society including literature, cinema, art, and commerce, as well as the history of the Italian American diaspora. A BS in Education option is available for students who wish to gain certification for secondary teaching.

Program Features

  • Attend full- or part-time
  • Classes on-campus or in hybrid format
  • Course abroad opportunities in Italy
  • Italian Resource Center offers academic support to students of Italian
  • Internship opportunities
  • Financial aid and scholarships available
  • Free on-campus child care available

Program Options

Strengthens Italian oral and written communication skills and familiarizes students with aspects of Italian literature, culture, art, history, and society.

Prepares students for teacher certification in Italian at the secondary level.

Admissions Contact

Undergraduate Recruitment & Admissions

Academic Contact

Rocio Fuentes
Associate Professor, Coordinator of the World Language Teacher Education Program.
World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Latin American, Latino, & Caribbean Center Executive Board
Associate Professor
Latino & Puerto Rican Studies Minor
Willard-DiLoreto Hall

An Italian program is so much more than a cultural exploration of language. By investing in their Italian program, CCSU is moving their humanities program to the forefront of education. Through Italian studies, one gains knowledge and appreciation for art, art history, music, geography, architecture, science and more, thus creating global citizens and language competent scholars.

Gina Gallo Reinhard
CCSU alum, Italian Teacher at Bristol Central High School, Former President of CITA (Connecticut Italian Teachers Association), and Bristol’s Teacher of the Year for 2020-2021

Learning Outcomes

  1. Speak at an Advanced Low oral proficiency in the target language.
  2. Write at an Advanced Low written proficiency in the target language.
  3. Use the target language to discuss major topics related to the cultures of countries where the target language is spoken.
  4. Use the target language to discuss the works of major authors of countries where the target language is spoken.