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The Minor in Italian provides 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. 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.


Program Code: 5700

(20 or 21 credits)

All of the following 17 credits:

 ITL 201  Second-Year Italian I (4 credits)
 ITL 202  Second-Year Italian II (4 credits)
 ITL 320  Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
 ITL 330  Italian Culture and Civilization (3 credits)                             
 ITL 350  Introduction to Italian Literature (3 credits)                          


One of the following elective courses (3 or 4 credits):

 IAH 209*  Art, the Visual, & Culture (4 credits)
 IAH 221B*  Great Ages: The Modern World (4 credits)
 ITL 355  Italian Literature in English Translation (3 credits)
 ITL 360  Topics in Italian Language and Culture (3 credits)
 ROM 355*  French, Italian, and Spanish Cinema since 1930 (4 credits)


*Note: Participation on the RCS-sponsored Italian Language, Literature and Culture summer study abroad program in Florence, Italy is highly recommended for completion of the minor. The IAH courses listed here are offered only as part of the summer program in Florence. Students must obtain approval from the Department of Romance and Classical Studies prior to enrollment in IAH or ROM 355.