The Italian minor introduces students to the rich, complex culture of Italy, first by providing them with basic linguistic skills in the Italian language, and subsequently by familiarizing them with important literary works produced in Italy over the centuries as well as with historically significant films.
Italian Minor Learning Outcomes
Italian minors will know:
Italian minors will be able to:
Italian minors will be encouraged to value:
The minor consists of 18 semester hours taken above the 100 level: ITAL 203, 204, and four courses taken from upper division offerings. Students who have not previously studied Italian and who wish to declare a minor in Italian are advised to begin their study of the language in their freshman year.
The ITAL 101, 102, 203 series is recommended for those who seek a basic speaking, writing, and reading knowledge of the language. This series requires one hour of independent study in the language lab each week.
Students with previous knowledge of the language or with course credit in Italian are requested to contact the department to schedule a placement exam.