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About the Program

The Italian minor enables students to study a foreign language and the culture of the countries in which that language is spoken.

Minor Program Requirements (21 credit hours)

ITA 101 Beginning Italian I (3 credits)
ITA 102 Beginning Italian II (3 credits)
ITA 201 Intermediate Italian I (3 credits)
ITA 202 Intermediate Italian II (3 credits)

Required for Minor
ITA 301 Italian Conversation and Comp (3 credits)
ITA 302 Italian Conversation and Comp (3 credits)

  • Students who begin with ITA 101 must select one (1) course within the advanced study area.

  • Students who begin with ITA 102 must select two (2) courses within the advanced study area.

  • Students who begin with ITA 201 must select three (3) courses within the advanced study area.

  • Students who begin with ITA 202 or higher must select four (4) or more courses from the advanced study area for a total of 21 credits.

Advanced Study Area

ITA 306 The Civilization of Italy (3 credits)
ITA 307 Survey of Italian Literature (3 credits)
ITA 308 Survey of Italian Literature (3 credits)
ITA 336* Modern Italian Lit in Translation (3 credits)
ITA 401 Dante’s Divina Commedia (3 credits)
ITA 406 Nineteenth Century Italian Literature (3 credits)
ITA 410 Modern Italian Literature (3 credits)
ITA 450 Directed Readings I (3 credits)
ITA 451 Directed Readings II (3 credits)

*Courses in English translation must have the readings done in Italian, exams and papers must be written in Italian for credit towards minor.

For more information e-mail languages@buffalostate.edu, or visit our office at Bishop Hall 124.

Modern and Classical Languages

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Buffalo, NY 14222  •  Phone: (716) 878-5414 •  Fax: (716) 878-6730

languages@buffalostate.edu