Minor in Italian Language and Literature

Minor in Italian Language and Literature

21 credit hours consisting of ITAL 2005ITAL 2006 and five additional courses chosen from ITAL 3100W and above.

Minor Advising

Professor Lynn Westwater handles all advising for Italian minors. Our department does not currently offer a B.A. in Italian Language and Literature. If you are interested in pursuing an interdisciplinary Italian major based around your interests, you must receive approval from the dean’s office. Please contact Prof. Westwater for more information.

Please note that Prof. Westwater does not teach over the summer. It is important that you make any appointments before the end of the spring semester, or instead wait until the start of the fall.


The following requirements must be fulfilled: 18 credits, including 6 credits in required courses and 12 credits in elective courses.

ITAL 2005Language, Culture, and Society I
ITAL 2006Language, Culture, and Society II
Four of the following:
ITAL 3201History of Italian Literature from the Middle Ages Through the Seventeenth Century
ITAL 3202WHistory of Italian Literature from the Eighteenth Through the Twentieth Century
ITAL 3290Textual Analysis
ITAL 3300Italian Literature and Culture in Translation
ITAL 3600Special Topics in Italian Literature and Culture
ITAL 4183History of Italian Film
ITAL 4380Italian Journeys Medieval to Postmodern
ITAL 4500Studies in Medieval and Early Renaissance Literature
ITAL 4560Modern Italian Novel
ITAL 4800Independent Study
ITAL 3010Advanced Italian Grammar and Style
ITAL 3100WIntroduction to Italian Literature

Update: Italian Literature

The literature section is in a phase of expansion and plans to add new upper-level courses including: Italian Cinema (in Italian), Italian Linguistics/History of the Italian Language, and Culture and Civilization of the Italian Jews.