Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor is an interdisciplinary program of study in which students are engaged in the language, culture, history, and society of Italy within a broad European, Mediterranean, and global context, from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to the present day. This minor leads you to a comprehensive understanding of Italy and of the Italian diaspora. The program also provides the opportunity for study abroad in Italy, for some of the language courses and electives.

The following requirements below are intended for students beginning fall 2024.

To declare your minor, please speak to your academic advisor for assistance.

Minor Coordinator:
Rebecca Bauman

Choose Two (2) Italian Language Courses
IT 111Elementary Italian3
IT 112Italian II3
IT 113Made in Italy: Italian Language through Food, Fashion and Film *3
IT 122Italian Conversation I3
IT 213Italian III3
IT 214Italian IV3
IT 223Italian Conversation II3
IT 311Italian for Business3
IT 312Italian Fashion Culture3
IT 341Introduction to Italian Literature *3
IT 342Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance *3
Choose Three (3) Elective Courses
FI 320Major Directors: Federico Fellini3
HA 205Italian Art in Context3
HA 207Art and Architecture in Venice3
HA 212Renaissance Art in Florence3
HA 213Art and Architecture in Rome3
HA 300Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic, c. 1100-18003
HA 317Italian Renaissance Art and Civilization3
HA 396Art and Patronage in the Italian Renaissance (Honors)3
MC 200Mediterranean Crossings: Migration, Integration, and Social Unrest3
MC 201/FI 202Mafia Movies: Crime and Corruption in Italian Popular Culture3
MC 202Rome: The Making and Unmaking of the Eternal City3
MC 210WORK IT! Labor and the Making of Contemporary Italy3
MC 212All In The Family: Representation of Italian Families in the 20th and 21st Centuries3
MC 241Italian American Cultural Studies3
MC 251/FI 246Italian Cinema3
MC 307Postcards from Italy: Marginality and Urban Ecologies in Modern Italian Culture3
MC 313Writing Women of the Italian Renaissance3
MC 345Food for Thought: Gastronomy in Italian Literature and Culture3

* This course may be used as a language or elective course. 

Semesterly course offerings are subject to change.