Barbara Carle-Department of Foreign Languages-Italian-Faculty Page

  • Contact Information

  • Title: Professor of Italian (PhD Columbia University)
  • Office Location: Mariposa Hall 2057
  • Office Hours: Spring 2015 TWR 2:30-3:30 and by appointment
  • E-mail:
  • Office Phone: (916) 278-6509, Fax: (916) 278-5502
  • Mailing Address: Sacramento State University - Foreign Languages Dept - 6000 J Street - Sacramento, CA 95819-6089

Benvenuti! Welcome!

Quant'è bella giovinezza

che si fugge tuttavia!

Chi vuol esser lieto, sia:

di doman non c'è certezza!

Lorenzo il Magnifico, Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna


Spring 2015

Language Courses:

-Italian 1A 

Sentieri Super Site

-Italian 1B

 iLrn Heinle Learning Center

Cinema Course:

-Italian 104 A Introduction to Italian Cinema

[…] seggendo in piuma

in fama non si vien né sotto coltre

 Dante, Divina Commedia, Inferno XXIV

Italian Program at Sac State



We encourage you to study Italian so you too will experience the rich cultural, intellectual and career opportunities that unfold to those students whose second language becomes Italian… Italian, the language that is the foundation of artistic, literary and historic excellence. It is also the language of design, fashion, invention, culinary art, and soccer!

As a MINOR (coursework at the Sac State campus), Italian will offer you the global edge necessary to be competitive in the job market of today by sharpening your critical thinking (Dante), your capacity to appreciate and analyze visual arts (cinema) and your awareness of the predeterminations of your own language and culture (while Italian culture opens up an entire new world for you).

Students may  also complete a Minor in Florence or apply for the Special Major. 

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Language Courses: Gateway to the Minor

Italian 1A Elementary Italian
Italian 1B Elementary Italian
Italian 2A/B Combined 2nd and third semesters

Courses required for the Minor in Italian: (12 units or 4 (100 level) courses)

The Italian Minor combines courses on Italian CINEMA, LITERATURE, and CULTURE

Italian 102 Italian Advanced Conversation or Italian 104A
Italian 103 Advanced Grammar and Composition or Italian 130
Italian 104A  Introduction to Italian Cinema I (G.E. course)
Italian 104B 
Introduction to Italian Cinema II
Italian 110 Introduction to Italian Literature I DANTE
Italian 111 Introduction to Italian Literature II CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POETRY
Italian 130 Italian Civilization The Dialogue Form (G.E. Course)

Italian 180 Seminar Conducted in English
Italian 194 Field Experience/Internship
Italian 195 Field Work/Tutoring
Italian 196 Experimental Offerings in Italian
Italian 199 Special Problems


Italian Program in Florence

Firenze al tramonto
It's easier than you think to participate in the Study Abroad program.

Il Colosseo: enorme tamburo con orbite senz'occhi 

(Giuseppe Ungaretti)

 Enea notturno

Roma, Il campidoglio