Italian Minor

Program requirements and list of courses

General advising regarding the minor is provided by the FRIT/ASC advisor, Andrew Spencer, in 355 HH. Students choosing to minor in Italian must complete the following requirements:

Prerequisites (not credited toward the undergraduate major or minor): Italian 1103 or 5101

Minor Program

The minor consists of 15 hours of course work beyond 1103 or 5101. Italian minors must take four courses taught in the Italian language. These courses must include Italian 2102 and at least one 4000-level or above course. In addition, students take one course taught in English in the Department of French and Italian, most of which also satisfy a GE.

Transfer credit hours allowed:  No more than one half of the credit hours required for the minor.

Courses taught in English

Choose one from either of the following categories:

  • courses taught in English that also satisfy a GE requirement: Italian 2051, 2052, 2053, 2054, 2055, 3051
  • courses taught in English that do not satisfy a GE requirement: Italian 5051

Courses Taught in Italian

2102: Contemporary Italian society

Electives (9 hours of courses)

2193: Individual studies (1-9 credits)
2194: Group studies (1-9 credits)
3103: Styles and stylistics
3220: Italian culture through the ages
3221: Reading Italy: Italian literature and culture (Repeatable up to 6 cr.)
3222: Modern Italian media (Repeatable up to 6 cr.)
3223: The regions of Italy (Repeatable up to 6 cr.)
3224: Post-unification Italy
3331: The languages of Italy
3332: The sounds of Italian
3570: CLLC Radio
3798.01: The Italian City (3-9 credits)
4191: Internship in Italy
4223: Italian cinema
4224: Survey of Italian literature
4225: Italian identities
4330: Structures of the Italian language
4998: Undergraduate research (Permission of instructor) (1-3 credits)
4998H: Honors research (Permission of instructor) (1-3 credits)
5193: Individual studies (Permission of instructor) (1-9 credits)
5194: Group studies (Permission of instructor) (1-9 credits)
5797: Study at a foreign institution (1-9 credits)

After studying abroad students often return with advanced languages skills. Students must receive the permission of the instructor and the Graduate School to take the following courses when they are taught in Italian:

8221. Studies in Italian literature: Author
8222. Studies in Italian literature: Genre
8223. Studies in Italian literature: Theme
8241. Italian opera
8231. Dante studies
8232. Love and religion in the middle ages
8233. Boccaccio and the art of the short story
8242. Studies in Italian culture: Gender and genre.
8243. Studies in Italian cinema
8244. Studies in Italian culture: Italy at war
8245. Italian pop culture
8246. Studies in Italian culture: Migrating Italy

Minor requirements

1. Italian minors must take five courses beyond 1103/5101 taught in Italian. Of these five courses, four must be taught in Italian and students must take 2102 and at least one 4000-level or above course. In addition, minors take one course taught in English (see options above), most of which also satisfy a GE requirement.

2. Up to 9 credits of 3798.01, 3798.02, or 5797 may be counted toward the minor. However, all minors must take 2102 and at least one 4000-level or above course taught in Italian.

3. Up to 3 credits of 2193/2194 or 5193 and up to 6 credits of 5194 may be counted toward the minor provided that they are taught in the Italian language.

4. Up to 3 credits of 4998 (or 4998H) may be counted toward the minor provided that the research is in the Italian language.

5. A minimum grade of C- is required in any course for it to count toward the major or minor. 

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