The Italian major seeks to foster linguistic fluency and appreciation of Italian culture. In addition to acquiring advanced oral and written proficiency in the Italian language, majors will have the opportunity to access Italy's rich literary and cultural heritage through a variety of venues, including short stories, novels, poetry, film, music, art, and contemporary newspapers.
A major in Italian can lead to a variety of national and international careers in foreign service, international banking and trade, fashion marketing, film, journalism, and teaching. Valuable experience can be gained through the many study abroad options available to Italian majors in Florence, Rome, and Bologna. For first-year students, please see the selecting courses page, as well as all currently listed courses.
The Italian Major
The major requires a minimum of 32 credits, including courses in Italian conversation and composition, literature, and culture.
Please visit the course catalog for detailed information on requirements for the major and course offerings.
The Italian Minor
The minor requires at least 16 credits in Italian at the 200 and 300 levels.
Please visit the course catalog for detailed information on requirements for the minor and course offerings.
Teacher Licensure in Italian
Students interested in teaching Italian can combine their course work with a minor in education. See the Department of Psychology and Education’s Teacher Licensure Program for more information.