Italian Cultural Studies Minor

The Italian Cultural Studies Minor consists of 20 credits. Up to two courses may be transferred from another institution. Students must complete (a) two Basic Italian Language Courses; (b) two Cultural Studies courses offered by the ML Department in English; including ML3150, ML3450; (c) and a fifth course, either (1) a further Italian language course; or (2) by approval from the instructor, a course in History or Literature including EL3560 and HI4557 in which the contributions of the Italian Renaissance are emphasized; (c) a summer abroad course, or (d) a COIL course which supports international collaboration with an Italian institution. The objectives of this minor are to help students acquire a solid foundation in the language, to strengthen their communication skills, and to offer them a broad introduction to Italian culture.