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Academic Department: World Languages and Cultures
Main Office: FA 101
Phone Ext: 7480
Program Website:
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

A major reason for studying the Italian language is the enrichment of one’s intellectual growth in the context of the rest of the world. In learning Italian one also learns about the culture, philosophy, and civilization of another people, thereby broadening understanding of the world. On the practical side, any field of specialization (journalism, medicine, law, business, teaching) is enhanced if one can speak another language. In California, knowledge of a modern language is now required in many jobs that deal with the public such as Civil Service, social work, nursin, and other service-oriented fields.

Career Options
Diplomatic Service, Editor, Foreign Correspondent, Foreign Service Officer, Hotel Management, Import/Export, International Business, Teacher, Tour Guide, Translator/Interpreter, Travel Agent

Policy Statement Regarding Sequence of Enrollment in Modern Language Classes
Although students are advised to enroll in language courses sequentially, they will not be precluded from enrolling in lower level language classes after completion of more advanced courses. Students should be aware, however, that units resulting from the lower level courses may not be accepted at transfer institutions as a part of the required transferring units.

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on

Department Phone: (415) 485-9480

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
Martinisi, Michele AC 313 7359
Padula, Carlo Domenico AC 231 7356
Pagani, Rossana M LC 50 7673
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Spring 2018 10212 ITAL 102 - Elementary Italian II 01/20/18-05/18/18 TR 11:10-13:00 KTD AC 101 Pagani, Rossana
12509 ITAL 108A - Italian Conv. Film 20th Cent. 01/20/18-05/18/18 R 18:10-21:00 KTD AC 255 Martinisi, Michele
12127 ITAL 204 - Intermediate Italian IV 01/20/18-05/18/18 TR 12:10-14:00 KTD LC 036 Padula, Carlo Domenico