The minor is a 21 credit interdisciplinary program designed for students seeking a comprehensive understanding of Italy and its many contributions to western civilization. To students of Italian descent, it serves also to give a better appreciation of their heritage.
The minor builds upon a strong language foundation because a knowledge of the Italian language is the key that opens the world of Italian art, literature, history, music and philosophy.
To minor in Italian Studies you therefore fulfill the following.
1. Take the Italian 101,102, 201 and 202 language courses (12 credits) or demonstrate equivalent competency to the Department of Foreign Languages.
2. Take three courses from the following for a total of 9 credits (Italian - Bryan Cracchiolo):
. . . a knowledge of the Italian language is the key that opens the world of Italian literature, art, history, music and philosophy . . .
3. Take four courses for a total of 12 credits from any one or more of the following departments under advisement. The courses include:
Art History - Prof. T. Sarrantonio, Advisor
English - Prof. T. Olsen, Advisor
History - Prof. L. Roper, Advisor
Music - Prof. B. Hardgrave, Advisor
Philosophy - Prof. J. D. Blankenship, Advisor