Rutgers University now offers an Italian for Reading Knowledge Online Certificate Program. The Department of Italian at the State University of New Jersey provides this sequence consisting of two online courses designed for personal development and to help students obtain the certification needed to meet the requirements of their graduate programs. It surveys Italian vocabulary and idiom, syntax and grammar, helping students acquire the language skills necessary to appreciate the works of important Italian authors as they were written. Created by the faculty of the Rutgers Italian Department—ranked #3 in the U.S. by the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index (measuring books published, grants awarded, and articles cited)—this fully online program is accessible, efficient and comprehensive. Students may enroll at any time for either of the 15-week curricula.