Modern and Classical Languages
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Italian Studies

The minor enables students to advance their Italian language skills and to study Italian culture, history, and literature from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students complete coursework with a language emphasis or a history and culture emphasis. Special topics courses, such as HIST 388 Topics in European History, GOVT 520 Political Theory, and RELI 235 Religion and Literature (Mason Core), when relevant, may be applied to the minor with prior written approval of the coordinator. 

Language Emphasis

Select five language courses from the following repeatable courses: 15
Advanced Italian: Language and Culture I
Advanced Italian Language and Culture II
Italian through Arts
ITAL 360
Southern Italy
Global and Local Italy
Select one course in Italian literature and film in translation from the following: 3
Topics in Italian Film and Literature (Mason Core)
Major Italian Writers (Mason Core)
Total Credits 18

History and Culture Emphasis

Select three language courses from the following repeatable courses: 9
Advanced Italian: Language and Culture I
Advanced Italian Language and Culture II
Italian through Arts
ITAL 360
Southern Italy
Global and Local Italy
Select one course in Italian literature and film in translation from the following: 3
Topics in Italian Film and Literature (Mason Core)
Major Italian Writers (Mason Core)
Select two electives from the following: 6
Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500 (Mason Core)
High Renaissance Art in Italy, 1480-1570 (Mason Core)
Western Europe in the Middle Ages
The Renaissance
Nineteenth-Century Europe
GOVT 324
Modern Western Political Theory
Catholicism
Total Credits 18
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