Spanish and Italian

The minor in Italian Studies is an interdisciplinary program of study in Italian language, literature, art, history, and culture. A semester of study at an approved program in Italy is highly recommended, but not required.

The minor offers some flexibility and can be tailored to complement major studies in English, Spanish, French and French Studies, history, art history, medieval studies, music, international and global studies, and anthropology.

As a rule, the Department of Italian will offer two 300-level courses per year: one in English in the Advent (fall) semester and ITAL 301/ITAL 302/ITAL 303 in the Easter (spring) semester. Students with linguistic competency in Italian are encouraged to take the Italian language option for courses taught in English, which entails reading the original texts, participating in regular Italian-language discussion hours, and completing coursework in Italian.

Requirements for the Minor in Italian Studies

The minor requires successful completion of the following:

Course Requirements
Select one of the following:4
Introduction to Italian Literature
Introduction to Drama
Introduction to Prose
Select one of the following:4
An approved study abroad content course taught in Italian
An unduplicated course from ITAL 301, ITAL 302, or ITAL 303
Select three additional approved electives numbered 300 or above 1,212
Total Semester Hours20