Italian majors at Georgetown are required to complete 10 to 12 courses depending on the results of the student’s placement exam (12 if they begin in Intensive Basic, 11 if they begin in Intensive Intermediate, and 10 if they begin in Intensive Advanced). One course toward the major may be in taught English. Students are strongly advised to take the ITAL-042 Gateway course as their English elective. This course satisfies the Humanities: Art, Literature, & Culture (HALC) requirement of the College. Italian Majors are also required to spend a semester or an academic year in Italy studying at an Italian university.