Minor in Italian

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The Italian minor consists of any 15 credits (five courses) above the elementary level in Italian language, literature or culture. Typically, this means two intermediate courses (ITL 201-202), plus three additional courses at the 300, 400, or 500 level. The department offers a different upper-level course every semester. Elementary (100-level) courses do not count towards the Italian minor.

Which course should I start with?

If you have studied Italian in high school or you speak Italian at home as a first or second language, you may not need to take elementary or even intermediate language courses. Consult the department's placement guidelines or speak to a Italian professor to determine the level that is appropriate for you. Native speakers of Italian can not earn credit for elementary-level courses. Students who took the AP test in Italian or the CLEP test can receive up to six credits that count towards a Italian minor. See the department chairperson for more information.



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Summer Program in Florence, Italy

Earn 6 credits in Italian during a five-week immersion program (July-August) in Florence, the heart of Tuscany. Study Italian language & culture at the Università di Firenze's Centre for Foreigners. Live in a pensione and take advantange of excursions.