Minor in Italian Language and Literature

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 *
If a student places out of ITAL 2005 and/or ITAL 2006, they must take the equivalent number of credits in elective courses.
A minimum of 12 credits in ITAL courses at the 3000 level or above. At least 6 of these credits must be taken in courses taught in Italian. See course descriptions in this Bulletin.

Update: Italian Literature

Italian Minor

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.