Italian Major

For a 30-credit major in Italian, students complete the following:

Select at least 7 courses taught in Italian 121
Select 2 additional courses from the department’s offerings in Italian or English, or from the list of approved courses in other departments6
Select one capstone seminar taught in English3
Total Credits30

Students select their course of study from a variety of offerings including courses on creative writing, contemporary culture and film, the short story, literature of the New World, theater, and Dante (which is offered in translation; majors are encouraged to do their written work in Italian). Italian majors also have the opportunity to apply for internships that count towards the major. Students are encouraged to study abroad at our affiliate in Florence either during the junior year or in the summer. The final course for the Italian major must be taken at Fairfield University.

All majors are urged to work closely, as soon as possible, with an advisor of their choice to plan a program of study.

The following courses taught in English have been approved to count toward the Italian major and minor:

AH 0112Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology3
AH 0130Early Renaissance Art in Italy3
AH 0140Baroque Art3
AH 0191Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes3
HI 0203European Society Middle Ages3
HI 0222The Roman Revolution3
HI 0223The Roman World in Late Antiquity, 284-642 AD3
PO 0235Modern Political Ideologies3
PO 0250European Politics and the European Union3
RS 0343The Papacy3