The Italian studies major targets the acquisition of the linguistic and cultural skills necessary to communicate at an intermediate level in Italian. The major is intended to offer students access to the Italian culture, which has been vital to the development of our global society, and to assist them in developing a new perspective on our rapidly changing world. Italian majors will also develop skills in writing, speaking and information literacy throughout their studies.

The major in Italian studies requires seven courses (equivalent to seven full-credit courses) starting with ITAL 104 or above. It combines language proficiency, cultural knowledge, and a Culminating Experience. 

The minor in Italian studies consists of a minimum of five course credits. ITAL 205 or 206 is required for the minor.

For complete details, see the course catalog.