Curriculum Committee

Form B


Rev: 07/2004


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University of Minnesota, Morris


Curriculum Committee Form B:

Discipline Objectives and Requirements


All changes become effective the fall semester following Campus Assembly approval.


Date: 10/20/04           

Discipline/Division:  Italian (Ital)/Humanities    



I.   Introductory Statement:       

This discipline is in the Division of the Humanities.  The Italian discipline introduces students to the study of the language, literature and culture of Italy. The courses satisfy foreign language and other general education requirements.


II.  Objectives:  

The Italian discipline is designed to help students develop a number of skills in Italian, including comprehension and speaking, reading and writing, in order to communicate effectively in Italian on a broad range of topics. The courses are designed to help students develop critical insight into the philosophy and values of another culture as they increase their competence in a second language.


III.            Assessment:      


IV. Requirements for a Major:      


V. Requirements for a Minor:      


VI.            Requirements for Teacher Preparation:      


VII. Other heading (include heading title) :      


Study Abroad—In light of today's increasingly interdependent world, the UMM Italian discipline endorses study abroad as the most effective means by which to:

      Improve language abilities

      Broaden academic horizons

      Globalize one's world view

      Expand career opportunities

      Advance cross-cultural and problem-solving skills

      Gain confidence in oneself personally and professionally.