Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Italian Language and Literature
Description: Knowledge of Italian is very important in today’s world. Italy is one of the top economies in the world, and many employers are seeking people who speak both Italian and English. Knowing Italian is greatly beneficial in several career fields. Italy is a world leader in the culinary arts, interior design, fashion, robotics, shipbuilding- just to name a few! Italian can be tremendously beneficial- especially in music, art, and classical studies- and complementary with your major Plans. If you have no previous knowledge of Italian, ITLN 111/3.0 is the right place to start. If you have an OAC or equivalent in Italian, ITLN 204/3.0 is the right place. If you have some knowledge of Italian thanks to travel or family connections, it may be appropriate for you to start with ITLN 112/3.0, i.e., half way through the first year course. If you are in this situation, you should speak to a faculty member in order to have your level evaluated.

If you decide to minor in Italian, you should be enrolling (upon completion of the two semesters of Introductory Italian) in ITLN 204/3.0 and ITLN 205/3.0. These courses will expand your grammatical knowledge and help you comprehend, evaluate, and apply the principles of the language to construct more complex sentences and phrases using a range of expressions and idioms, verbally and written. You will acquire an intermediate level in language proficiency. Courses at 300-level will expand your reading and writing skills in Italian. You are required to take two survey courses of Italian literature (ITLN 331/3.0 and ITLN 332/3.0), as well as can choose from upper level ITLN Option specialized topics courses including Pirandello’s Theatre (ITLN 357/3.0), Dante (ITLN 415/3.0) or European Romanticism (ITLN 432/3.0). The upper level ITLN courses are taught in English concurrently with an LLCU course (of the same title, content and instructor) and students read the texts and hand in their assignments, tests and exams in Italian. You can also choose courses with Italian content in other departments, including Art History, Film Studies or History.

URL: Italian Studies at Queen’s University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

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Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 

Applicants must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Students with 4U Spanish or Italian (depending on which language they wish to concentrate in), or equivalent, may enter the program at the second-year level.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]