Minor in Italian Language & Literature and Culture

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The Italian minor exposes students to Italian culture through study of language, literature and film traditions while developing students’ critical thinking, writing skills and awareness of intercultural exchange. The highly flexible curriculum requires two core classes and four electives chosen from options including The Italian American Experience, Contemporary Italian Cinema, Il Decamerone di Boccaccio and more.

Italian study complements a number of academic and professional pursuits, from history, art history and English to political science, international relations and business.


    Course Requirements

    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.