Italian Studies Minor

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The Italian studies minor is offered by the Department of Classics, Humanities, and Italian Studies. It provides students with the opportunity to explore the language, culture, and society of Italy through an interdisciplinary program.

The Italian studies 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. At least four of these courses must be under the ITAL rubric. One course from a related field of study (subject to the approval of the Italian studies advisor) can be counted toward the minor. Students must demonstrate linguistic proficiency at the level of intermediate Italian (ITALĀ 504 Intermediate Italian II or equivalent). All courses for the Italian studies minor must be completed with a minimum grade of C.

New students will be assigned to the proper course in consultation with the section coordinator.