Learning Outcomes

Learning Goals for the Major in Italian

Rome Undergrads
Notre Dame students studying abroad in Rome


Upon completion of the Italian major, students will be able to communicate effectively, clearly, and cohesively in both written and oral discourse. They will have developed modes of analysis and ways of critical, interpretive, and creative thinking that may be applied to a variety of career paths.


Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of major Italian literary texts, the contexts in which they were written, and the perspectives they represent.


Students will be prepared to respect difference and diversity both in the context of their own culture and globally. They will be able to develop an intellectual engagement and reflective sensibility that will contribute to their life-long learning.