Italian Studies: Italian Culture, Minor

The Italian Studies section of the Romance Languages Department offers programs in language, literature, film, linguistics, cultural studies and civilization for students with or without a background in Italian. At the core of this program is the study of the Italian language, understood both in the narrow sense of verbal communication, but also in the larger sense of textual messages: literary, cinematic, historical, art-historical, and mass-cultural.

Minor Requirements
Required Courses
ITAL 1000Advanced Italian I1
ITAL 1200Advanced Italian II1
or ITAL 1890 Masterpieces-Italian Literature
or ITAL 1900 Italian History on Screen: How Movies Tell the Story of Italy
Select 4 course units of Electives 14
Total Course Units6

No more than 3 courses may be taken in English. No more than 3 courses may be taken abroad. At least 1 of the 4 electives must be taught in Italian at the 3000-level. The remaining 3 courses should be chosen in related fields sponsored through Comparative Literature, Cinema Studies, departments affiliated with the Center for Italian Studies, or other offerings in humanities and social sciences as appropriate.

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2023 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.