What will I learn?

The Italian program offers lower-division preparation for students who plan on transferring to pursue a bachelor's degree in Italian. Students planning to transfer and/or earn this associate degree may also need to complete additional requirements or electives required by the transfer institution, as many CSUs and UCs have unique admissions and preparation-for-the-major requirements. Students should meet with a MiraCosta College counselor to identify required courses and to develop a written plan for their targeted university.

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement:

  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to engage in meaningful conversations about social issues, cultural productions, and cultural aspects covered in the first two years of Italian courses, demonstrating command of the first two years' vocabularies, structure, and pronunciation in the target language and comprehending native speaker speech.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to read and comprehend a passage about social issues, cultural productions or cultural aspects covered in the first two years of Italian courses from a real Italian contemporary source.
  • Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to write a cohesive, analytical/critical essay about social issues, cultural productions or cultural aspects covered in class, comparing and contrasting them to other cultures and demonstrating command of the first two years vocabulary and structures in the target language.

Required courses:

ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian (Third Semester) 4

ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian (Fourth Semester) 4

ITAL 210 Intermediate Italian Conversation and Reading 3

ITAL 121 Introduction to Italian Culture 3

Select at least one course from the following: 3-4

ART 258

Ancient to Gothic Art

ART 259

History of Renaissance to Modern Art

HIST 103

Western Civilization to 1648

or HIST 103H

Western Civilization to 1648 (Honors)

HIST 104

Western Civilization Since 1648

or HIST 104H

Western Civilization Since 1648 (Honors)

ITAL 101

Elementary Italian (First Semester)

ITAL 102

Elementary Italian (Second Semester)

ITAL 103

Elementary Italian for Spanish speakers (First Semester)

ITAL 104

Elementary Italian for Spanish speakers (Second Semester)

Total Units 17-18

Which department am I in?

Department of International Languages

Study options

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

San Elijo Campus

3333 Manchester Avenue,

CARDIFF,

California,

92007, United States

Full Time (Totaling not fewer than 60 semester units in the major)

Tuition fees
International students and non-California residents currently pay an additional USD $307 per credit unit for a total enrolment fee of USD $353 per unit. Students must be actively enrolled in at least 12 units.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 January 2022

Venue

MiraCosta College

Oceanside Campus,

1 Barnard Drive,

OCEANSIDE,

California,

92056, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A high school graduate or equivalent

For international students

Students must be Eighteen years of age or older and able to benefit from instruction

A high school graduate or equivalent

IELTS score of 5.5

TOEFL score of 450 on the paper-based; test/133 on the computer-based test/ 46 on the iBT

DuoLingo English Test score of 75

Application Deadline:

November 15 for priority admission for Spring 2021.

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About MiraCosta College

MiraCosta College is a great choice for students starting their undergraduate education, with top transfer rates and a beautiful campus location.

  • Outstanding university transfer programs in popular subjects
  • Small class sizes and state-of-the-art education facilities
  • Transfer admission guarantees and top student transfer rate
  • Online and in-person classes available