Academic Programs Catalog

College of Arts and Letters

Department of Romance and Classical Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Minor in Italian

The Minor in Italian, which is administered by the Department of Romance and Classical Studies, will provide students the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge of Italian language and cultures. Graduates with a minor in Italian will see an advantage in their job search as they will be able to demonstrate to employers a recognized level of achievement in Italian and to combine their interest in Italy with their career goals.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University. Students seeking teacher certification in Italian should consult the requirements for the Disciplinary Teaching Minor in Italian in the Department of Teacher Education section of this catalog.  With the approval of the department and college that administers the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in Italian.

Requirements for the Minor in Italian

Complete 20 or 21 credits from the following:
1. All of the following courses (17 credits):
ITL 201 Second-Year Italian I 4
ITL 202 Second-Year Italian II 4
ITL 320 Advanced Grammar and Composition 3
ITL 330 Italian Culture and Civilization 3
ITL 350 Introduction to Italian Literature 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
IAH 209 Art, the Visual, and Culture (D) 4
IAH 221B Great Ages: The Medieval and Early Modern Worlds (I) 4
ITL 355 Italian Literature in English Translation 3
ITL 360 Topics in Italian Language and Culture 3
ROM 355 French, Italian and Spanish Cinema Since 1930 4
Students must obtain approval from the Department of Romance and Classical Studies prior to enrollment in ROM 355 and IAH 209 and IAH 221B.