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 ITLN 2211 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
|AHST 1112||Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology||3|
|AHST 1130||Early Renaissance Art in Italy||3|
|AHST 1191||Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes||3|
|HIST 2203||European Society in the Middle Ages||3|
|HIST 2222||The Roman Revolution||3|
|HIST 2223||Roman World in Late Antiquity, 284-642 CE||3|
|ITLN 1110||Elementary Italian I||3|
|ITLN 1111||Elementary Italian II||3|
|ITLN 2210||Intermediate Italian I||3|
|ITLN 2211||Intermediate Italian II||3|
|ITLN 3219||Italian for Professional Applications||3|
|ITLN 3220||Topics in Language and Culture||3|
|ITLN 3222||Made in Italy||3|
|ITLN 3233||Creative Writing in Italian||3|
|ITLN 3240||Language of Food in Italian Culture||3|
|ITLN 3253||Contemporary Italian Culture||3|
|ITLN 3255||The Novella||3|
|ITLN 3257||Theatre in Italy: Comedy||3|
|ITLN 3271/FTMA 2271||Italian Cinema||3|
|ITLN 3290||Italian American Cinema||3|
|ITLN 3990||Independent Study||3|
|ITLN 4330||Redefining the Cosmos: Voyages||3|
|POLI 2250||European Politics and the European Union||3|
|POLI 2335||Modern Political Ideologies||3|
|RLST 2443||The Papacy||3|
This Italian course is taught in English.