ITALIAN STUDIES

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Italian Studies

Minor

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.

Plan of Study

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):

  • 261 Italian Society In Film
  • 301 Italian Composition and Conversation
  • 331 Italian Lit. in English I
  • 332 Italian Lit. in English II
  • 375 Italian Cinema
  • 441 Modern Italian Literature
  • 393/493 Selected Topics
  • 295/495 Independent Study

. . . 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

  • 11201 Art of the Western World I
  • 11202 Art of the Western World II
  • 11361 Art of the Renaissance in Italy
  • 11383 Baroque and Rococo Art

English - Prof. T. Olsen, Advisor

  • 41201 Great Books (western)
  • 41356 Greek and Roman Literature
  • 41346 Myth, Symbol and Fable in Literature
  • 41361 European Literature

History - Prof. L. Roper, Advisor

  • 58204 History of Ancient Rome
  • 58207 Medieval Europe
  • 58302 American Immigration
  • 58349 Renaissance and Reformation
  • 58352 Fascism
  • 58415 European History Through Biography

Music - Prof. B. Hardgrave, Advisor

  • 66331 Music of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
  • 66335 The Opera
  • 66336 The Art Song

Philosophy - Prof. J. D. Blankenship, Advisor

  • 71310 Later Greek and Roman Philosophy
  • 71320 God, World and Soul
  • 71321 Religion, Ethics and Society
  • 71344 Philosophy of the Arts