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.
Students minoring in Italian Cultural Studies are required to complete five courses (20 credits) as follows:
A. Two Conversation and Grammar Courses (8 credits):
ML1400 Basic Italian I
ML1410 Basic Italian 2
B. Two Culture/Film Courses taught in English
ML3150 Modern Italian Civilization (GE 3)
ML3450 Italian Cinema from Neo-Realism to Present
C. One additional course, either:
A. Summer Abroad Rome (with Stony Brook University or OW program TBA)
B. Or, ONE of the following with advisement:
ML2400 Intermediate Italian 1 (With course approval) (GE6)
HI4557 Renaissance and Reformation in Europe
EL3560 Literatures of Europe, Pt. 1 Old Testament and Home to the Renaissance (GE H)
C. COIL COURSES: BU4120 Global Business (Emphasis on Italy/EU) or other courses by advisement.