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About the Program: 

Whether you are thinking about an international career or just yearn for a life of travel, a minor in Italian can prepare you for the world ahead, or signal to employers and graduate schools that you are ready for international opportunities. A minor involves taking six courses, as described below, and can augment your major program.

Program Requirements: 

Total Required Credit Hours 21 cr

Required Courses (6-18 cr
ITA 301 Italian Conversation and Composition
ITA 302 Italian Conversation and Composition

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)

Electives (3-15 cr)
Areas of Advanced Study
ITA 306 The Civilization of Italy
ITA 307 Survey of Italian Literature
ITA 308 Survey of Italian Literature
ITA 336 Modern Italian Literature in Translation
ITA 401 Dante’s Divina Commedia
ITA 406 Nineteenth Century Italian Literature
ITA 410 Modern Italian Literature
ITA 450 Directed Readings I
ITA 451 Directed Readings II

*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.

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

Modern and Classical Languages

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