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:

AHST 1112Etruscan and Roman Art and Archaeology3
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
POLI 2335Modern Political Ideologies3
POLI 2250European Politics and the European Union3
RLST 2443The Papacy3

Magis Core Curriculum

Beginning with the Class of 2023, all undergraduate students will be required to complete the Magis Core Curriculum. Please refer to the Curricula section of this undergraduate catalog for a detailed explanation of the Magis Core.