The Italian program at CSU-Pueblo offers a vibrant and dynamic introduction to the study of Italian language and culture. Through a wide variety of coursework in language, conversation, composition, literature and cultural history, students are exposed to a range of issues and methodological approaches. In addition to developing student proficiency in Italian language, the program aims to broaden student understanding of and appreciation for Italy’s rich cultural heritage as well as its expansive historical legacy. Small class sizes ensure that students receive the individual attention they need to progress rapidly.
WHY STUDY ITALIAN?
The Italian program at CSU-Pueblo is supported by a generous endowment, which ensures that all students that minor in Italian will be eligible for a scholarship to be applied toward university tuition or study abroad in Italy. By studying Italian, students gain the invaluable skill of communicating in a foreign language and the opportunity to enhance preparation in a variety of related disciplines, including international studies, business, economics, philosophy, history, design, art, literature and fashion, to name a few. The study of Italian helps to provide a solid foundation for a varied liberal arts education, enhancing the higher educational experience while better preparing students for careers in a global economy. CSU’s Italian minor follows closely the ACTFL guidelines for language proficiency.
The goal of the Italian minor program is to have our students achieve an intermediate/advanced degree of
transilingual and transcultural competency. Our program has five learning objectives based on the five C’s: Communications, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons and Communities. For our Communication objective students are expected to attain at least an Intermediate High proficiency level as per ACTFL standards .