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Art/Letter degree

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by arimar, Jul 3, 2007.

  1. arimar Senior Member

    Italy Italian
    Hi everybody!

    May I ask the difference between Art or Letter degree?

    I need to translate:
    In 1980 si laurea in lettere (Indirizzo storico artistico)
    I thought...
    In 1980 he graduates in Letters (Historic artistic course)
    but then I found looking up in the Oxford dictionary that "Laureato in Lettere" is said "Arts degree".
    Which do you think is the right one?

    Thanks for help
     
  2. TimLA

    TimLA Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English - US
    We had a recent discussion here.

    The simple way would be to just say "Bachelor's Degree",
    or "Degree in Art History" - the use of "Letters" and "Arts" is not commonly used in AE.

    There may be some dissenting opinions, though.
     
  3. arimar Senior Member

    Italy Italian
    Hi TimLA,
    thanks for the reference. I looked for it but didn't come up.
     
  4. TimLA

    TimLA Senior Member

    Los Angeles
    English - US
  5. arimar Senior Member

    Italy Italian

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