Department of Italian Studies

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CASA ITALIANA ZERILLI-MARIMÒ • 24 WEST 12TH STREET • NEW YORK, NY 10011-8697 • 212-998-8730

 

CHAIR OF THE DEPARTMENT:
Professor Virginia Cox

DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES:
Professor David Forgacs

 

FACILITIES

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, where the Department of Italian Studies is located, is equipped with a research library, a graduate students lounge, and a 100 seat theatre. Casa Italiana is an active cultural center, offering a variety of events, from academic lectures to art exhibits to social gatherings.

La Pietra, NYU’s center for study abroad in Florence, is situated on a hillside just north of Florence. A magnificent Renaissance 57-acre estate with five villas, La Pietra houses a notable Early Renaissance art collection, and one of the most beautiful and authentically restored Renaissance gardens in Italy. This extraordinary campus environment features newly renovated on-site classrooms, computer labs, email and internet access, and other facilities.

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

Master of Arts Program in Italian

The M.A. program in Italian Studies consists of 32 points (at least 24 in residence at New York University) and a master’s thesis. The thesis must be undertaken with the guidance of an adviser and with the prior approval of the director of graduate studies. Students are expected to acquire a solid background in critical practice and a broad knowledge of all periods of Italian culture.Master of Arts Program in Italian Studies

Master of Arts Program in Italian Studies in Florence

The one-year M.A. program in Italian Studies consists of 32 points in residence at La Pietra and a master’s thesis. The thesis must be undertaken with the guidance of an adviser and with the prior approval of the director of graduate studies. In addition to courses in Italian literature, history, and culture taught by faculty from the Department of Italian Studies and by NYU Florence faculty, the program offers a Works in Progress Seminar, Introduction to Research in Italian Studies and Introduction to Research in Florence courses and selected courses at the Università di Firenze.

Doctor of Philosophy Program in Italian Studies

To qualify for the doctorate, a student must satisfactorily complete graduate studies totaling at least 72 points (at least 32 points in residence at New York University), pass a qualifying examination, and present an acceptable dissertation. Completion of all requirements is expected within seven years and preferably within five for students entering with a B.A. degree or within three to four years for students entering with an M.A. degree. It is recommended that every student plan to spend at least one semester in Italy for research and/or course work.

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