Italian Studies Minor

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

The minor consists of five courses. 

Five ITAL elective courses 120
Demonstrate linguistic proficiency at the level of intermediate Italian (ITAL 504 Intermediate Italian II or equivalent).
Total Credits20

One course from a related field of study may be counted towards the minor, subject to the approval of the Italian studies advisor.

  • 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 program coordinator.