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Italian Minor

Languages and Literatures


Ciao! Career opportunities abound for professionals with Italian language skills in the fields of international banking, fashion, travel and tourism, politics, journalism, law, commerce, translation, and the arts. The 15-credit minor in Italian allows students to supplement their major field of study with an understanding of the rich language and culture of Italy.

Courses Offered

ITA 1000 Intensive Italian I; II
ITA 2000 Intensive Italian III; IV
ITA 1010 Italian, Level I
ITA 1020 Italian, Level II
ITA 2030 Italian, Level III
ITA 2040 Intermediate Italian Conversation
ITA 3080 Italian Contemporary Readings
ITA 3090; 3100 Masterpieces of Italian Literature
ITA 3110; 3120 Advanced Italian Conversation
ITA 3150 Review of Italian Grammar (online)
ITA 3260 Italian Cinema, from Neo-Realism to the Present
ITA 3500 Italian Culture through the Internet (online)
ITA 3530 Italian Renaissance Art and Literature
ITA 3550; 3560 Civilization of Italy
ITA 3590 Dante and His Times
ITA 3600 Contemporary Italy
ITA 3710 Trends in Italian Opera
ITA 3720 Italian Culture through its Music
ITA 3610 Modern Italian Novella
ITA 3660 Eros and Medieval Culture in Boccaccio's Decameron
ITA 3620 Italian Renaissance Literature
ITA 3670 Twentieth-Century Italian Literature
ITA 3680 The Modern Italian Theatre
ITA 3810 Advanced Italian for Business
ITA 3820 La Divina Commedia
ITA 3870 ; 3880 Italian Advanced Grammar and Composition
ITA 3900 Art and Skills of Translation
ITA 3903 Pirandello's Theatre
ITA 4953 Independent Study
ITA 4980 Italian International Internship

Only academic programs approved by NYSED are eligible for federal and state aid: NYS Inventory of Registered Programs  Minors are not recognized by NYSED therefore associated courses are only eligible for federal or state aid consideration when required by a major or when also used to satisfy a core or general elective requirement.

Contact Us

Florence Russo, Ph. D.
Associate Professor of Italian
Italian Coordinator
Languages and Literatures
St. John Hall 434L
[email protected]

Annalisa Sacca, Ph. D.
Professor of Italian
Languages and Literatures
Coordinator Study Abroad and Internship Program (Italy)
St. John Hall Room 434A
[email protected]