Italian Studies Minor

To complete a 15-credit minor in Italian Studies, students complete the following:

Select five courses in Italian Studies 115
Total Credits15


  • The language of modern Italy is Italian. Inasmuch 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 1112Roman Art and Archaeology: Colosseum to Catacombs3
AHST 1130Early Renaissance Art in Italy3
AHST 1191Art and Mythologies of Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy, Bolshevik Russia: Comparative Systems & Outcomes3
HIST 2203European Society in the Middle Ages3
HIST 2222The Roman Revolution3
HIST 2223Roman World in Late Antiquity, 284-642 CE3
ITLN 1110Elementary Italian I3
ITLN 1111Elementary Italian II3
ITLN 2210Intermediate Italian I3
ITLN 2211Intermediate Italian II3
ITLN/FTMA 2271Italian Cinema 23
ITLN 2289/ENGL 1150Dante 23
ITLN/FTMA 2290Italian American Cinema 23
ITLN 3219Italian for Professional Applications3
ITLN 3220Topics in Language and Culture3
ITLN 3222Made in Italy3
ITLN 3233Creative Writing in Italian3
ITLN 3240Language of Food in Italian Culture3
ITLN 3253Contemporary Italian Culture3
ITLN 3255The Novella3
ITLN 3257Theatre in Italy: Comedy3
ITLN 3980Internship3
ITLN 3990Independent Study3
ITLN 4330Redefining the Cosmos: Voyages3
RLST 2443The Papacy3