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Coordinated by the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures

The Italian Studies Interdisciplinary Minor is designed to give students a comprehensive knowledge of different aspects of Italian language, culture, history, and artistic expressions, according to the students’ interests. Credits from study abroad programs will be properly evaluated as part of the overall program.

Effective Spring 2015

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

A grade of C or better is required in each course that will count toward the interdisciplinary minor.

Core Language Courses 1
Students must complete LITA 200 and LITA 201 and at least an additional 3 credits, for a minimum total of 9 credits.
LITA 200Second-Year Italian I (GT-AH4)3
LITA 201Second-Year Italian II (GT-AH4)3
Choose an additional three credits from the courses below:3
First-Year Italian II
Group Study-Italian 2
Upper-Division Electives 3
Students must select a minimum of four courses from at least three different subject codes for a minimum total of 12 credits from the following:12
History of Renaissance Art
Roman Art
Travel Abroad-Art History in Italy
Masterpieces of European Literature
Roman Republic
Roman Empire
Women in Ancient Greece and Rome
Ancient Christianity to 500 A.D.
Medieval Christianity, 500-1500
Medieval Europe
Women in Medieval Europe
Renaissance and Reformation Europe
Women and Gender in Europe, 1450-1789
Modern Europe, 1815-1914
Europe in Crisis, 1914-1941
Contemporary Europe
European Culture in the 20th Century
World War II in Europe
Studies in Foreign Film-Italian
Perspectives in Early Music History
Music of the Common Practice Era
Program Total Credits:21

A total of nine credits in Italian language courses may be counted toward the core language requirement. Students must complete Italian language courses or test out through the level of LITA 201 for the interdisciplinary minor. Students testing out or placing at a level higher than LITA 201 should see the minor advisor and department chair to fulfill all 21 credits needed for the minor.


Students may select this course with permission of advisor and department chair.


Students may petition to include up to 12 credits of upper-division (300- to 400-level) coursework from outside the courses listed here. To count towards the completion of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Italian Studies, 30 percent or more of the class content should focus on Italy. Students must submit a syllabus to the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures for each proposed class. If students have already completed the course, they must include a brief description of individual work completed in addition to the syllabus.