Italian Studies Minor
To complete a 15-credit minor in Italian Studies, students complete the following:
|Choose five courses in Italian Studies 1||15|
At least four of the five required courses must be Italy-focused (dealing exclusively with Italy) or Italian language and literature courses numbered 211 or higher. The fifth course may be another Italy-focused course or it may be an Italy-component course in which at least half of the course material deals with Italy. No more than three of the five courses may be completed in a single discipline.
- The language of modern Italy is Italian. In as much as cultural mores and concepts are reflected and communicated in language, students must achieve minimal proficiency in the language to begin to access the richness and complexity of Italy. Hence, all students pursuing the minor must meet this language expectation by successfully completing IT 0211 Intermediate Italian II, or by passing a placement test administered by University faculty that verifies competency through the intermediate level. Note: Completion of this requirement is not considered a prerequisite for coursework in the minor. Instead, students are permitted to begin minor coursework during or prior to fulfilling the language requirement.
- While study abroad is not required for completion of the minor, participation in the University’s programs in Florence, Italy (fall, spring, or summer sessions) is strongly encouraged.
- Italian Studies courses are offered in a variety of fields and disciplines. A complete list of Italy-focused and Italy-component courses is available from the program director.
Italian Studies Electives
|HI 0203||European Society Middle Ages||3|
|HI 0222||The Roman Revolution||3|
|HI 0223||The Roman World in Late Antiquity, 284-642 AD||3|
|Modern Languages and Literatures|
|IT 0110||Elementary Italian I||3|
|IT 0111||Elementary Italian II||3|
|IT 0210||Intermediate Italian I||3|
|IT 0211||Intermediate Italian II||3|
|IT 0220||Topics in Language and Culture||3|
|IT 0222||Made in Italy||3|
|IT 0233||Creative Writing||3|
|IT 0253||Contemporary Italian Culture||3|
|IT 0255||The Novella||3|
|IT 0257||Theatre in Italy: Comedy from Machiavelli to Fo||3|
|IT 0262/EN 0116||Rome in Cultural Imagination 1||3|
|IT 0271/FTM 0201B||Italian Cinema 1||3|
|IT 0289/EN 0115||Dante 1||3|
|IT 0290||Italian American Cinema 1||3|
|IT 0330||Redefining the Cosmos: Voyages to the New World in the Italian Renaissance||3|
|IT 0381||Coordinating Seminar||3|
|IT 0382||Coordinating Seminar||3|
|IT 0393||Italian-American Experience 1||3|
|PO 0123||Modern Political Ideologies||3|
|PO 0139||European Politics||3|
|RS 0343||The Papacy||3|
|Visual and Performing Arts|
|AH 0112||Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology||3|
|AH 0130||Early Renaissance Art in Italy||3|
|AH 0135||Renaissance and Baroque Architecture||3|
|AH 0140||Baroque Art||3|
|AH 0191||Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes||3|
This Italian course is taught in English.