The Italian Studies minor gives you an in-depth look at Italian language, culture, and civilization. The core courses focus on Italian language and culture, while the supporting courses cover various disciplines such as film, art, and history. You can practice speaking Italian with other students at Tavola italiana, a weekly conversation hour and attend Cineteca italiana, an Italian film series featuring contemporary and classic film screenings. Truman also offers study-abroad opportunities in Florence, Rome, Venice and other locations.
A background in Italian pairs especially well with an art, music, history, and classics major. Whether you plan to pursue a career in the arts, business, communication, medicine, education, or many other fields, an Italian studies minor gives you a competitive edge in linguistic abilities and cultural understanding.