The Italian Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary studies minor that will give you an in-depth appreciation of Italian language, culture, and civilization. Latin, the language of the ancient Romans, is the basis of all Romance languages — including Italian — and Italian cities became important centers of art, music, and learning.
A minor in Italian Studies pairs well with any major — whether you're in business, communication, medicine, education, or many other professional fields. Or perhaps you'd just like to pursue a personal interest.
Choose Your Own Path
The core courses zero in on Italian language and culture, while the supporting courses broaden your perspective, offering choices in various disciplines such as film, art and history. The rediscovery of Roman civilization was one of the most important aspects of the Renaissance, which began in and Italy spread to the rest of Europe. By studying classical Italian culture, you'll understand key historical periods in the formation of Italian civilization and get a better perspective on our modern culture as well.
Our low 16:1 faculty-to-student ratio means you'll get the personal attention you need to succeed. Professors — not grad students — teach all your classes, and tutoring is available when you need it. You might also want to consider living in the Romance Language House, where there are often other Italian speakers eager to use their growing skills.
Experience Italian culture first-hand and hone your language skills by studying abroad in Italy over the summer, for a semester, or for an entire academic year. See the Study Abroad Office for more information.
Italian Studies Minor Committee
For more information, please contact the chair or a committee member:
Please join us on Wednesday, April 1 (4:00-5:15 pm) at BH 156 for the presentation of Prof. Maria Antònia Martí Escayol (Universitat Autònoma, Barcelona), who will be taking about the Catalan Question.
Movie Event: Friday, March 20 at 7:00pm in BH 176 Screening of the documentary Las Maestras de la República (with English subtitles) in the Baldwin Little Theater. Come celebrate Women’s History Month with this film about female teachers in Spain fighting for equality in the 1930s. Salsa con Salsa: Saturday, March 21 at 6:00pm in Ryle Main Lounge […]