Art/Letter degree

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
 
  • TimLA

    Member Emeritus
    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.
     

    arimar

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