Italian Program

Minor in Italian

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The Minor in Italian offers students the opportunity to attain an advanced level of proficiency in Italian language along with an in-depth study of the culture that has shaped Italian society, both past and present. Students with previous studies in Italian should consult the advisor for advanced placement and course selections to complete the minor. Those students interested in pursuing careers to teach in elementary or secondary education also should consult with the advisor in order to plan their program of studies.


The Minor in Italian prepares students for teaching Italian and for career opportunities in business and the arts.

Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced level competence in understanding, speaking, reading and writing in Italian;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the fundamental historical and cultural events that shaped present-day Italy;
  3. Analyze and articulate interpretations of literary works.