Italian Studies Minor
The Italian Program provides the opportunity to achieve high competence in written and spoken Italian, in understanding Italian literature and culture, and in applying this linguistic, literary, and cultural knowledge to the study of other disciplines. We encourage independent and innovative thinking and research so that students may pursue and achieve individualized goals while preparing them for the challenges of thriving in the world community.
The Italian Studies minor provides students with the opportunity to explore the language, culture, and society of Italy through an interdisciplinary program. The minor is advantageous for applicants to graduate and professional schools in Italian, modern languages, linguistics, film, history, theater, philosophy, and law. It is also a valuable asset for careers in economics, international affairs, international business, fashion, teaching, communications, translation, interpretation, government, and Foreign Service.
The minor consists of five courses (of which at least four under the ITAL rubric) with a minimum grade of C.
May include one course from a related field of study (subject to approval of Italian Studies advisor) with a minimum grade of C.
Students must demonstrate linguistic proficiency at the level of intermediate Italian (ITAL 504 or an equivalent).
New students will be assigned to the proper course in consultation with the section coordinator.