Italian Language and Culture Minor

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC)

Program Director: Giuseppe Falvo, Ph.D. 

The minor in Italian Language and Culture is an official recognition that a student has reached a certain level of proficiency in the target language. The minor will serve as a validation to potential employers of the student's proficiency in Italian.

To make an appointment to explore or declare a minor, go to

15 credits are required for this minor

Prerequisite: Successful completion of ITAL203 Intensive Intermediate Italian

Course Title Credits
ITAL204Advanced Intermediate Italian3
ITAL207Speaking and Writing in Italian3
ITAL301Italian Composition3
ITAL311Advanced Oral Expression: Current Events3
Select one additional course taught in Italian at the 3xx or 4xx level3
Total Credits15
  • All courses must be taught in Italian
  • A maximum of six (6) credits can be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions, with the exception of the Study Abroad Program in Italy, which allows the transfer of nine (9) credits.
  • All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better.
  • An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation.
  • Students who begin their study as native/fluent speakers should seek the advice of the Italian advisor before choosing the courses they will use to replace the core minor courses.