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Minor in Italian Studies


Students will obtain a minor in Italian Studies by completing 15 credit hours in the areas of Italian language and/or Italian culture, literature, and film. Students can select any upper-division Italian language class (i.e., beyond ITAL 1200) and/or any culture course (e.g., Italian Civilization, Italian Cinema, Italian Women’s Studies, etc.) offered through the Italian program in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

A minor consists of at least 15 credits, including at least 6 credits numbered 2000 or above, 9 of the required credits must be taken in MU course work. This requirement can be reduced from 9 to 6 at the discretion of an individual department. Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements for a minor, which in no case can be lower than 2.0. In addition, a student cannot receive a grade lower than a C- in any course applied towards a minor in the College. For more information, please see Requirements for Optional Minor.

Eligible courses include:

ITAL 2001Undergraduate Topics in Italian-General1-3
ITAL 2004Undergraduate Topics in Italian-Social Science1-3
ITAL 2005Undergraduate Topics in Italian-Humanities/Fine Arts1-3
ITAL 2160Intermediate Italian3
ITAL 2310Italian Civilization3
ITAL 2850Italian Cinema3
ITAL 3001Topics in Italian-General1-3
ITAL 3005Topics in Italian-Humanities/Fine Arts1-3
ITAL 3150Post-Intermediate Italian3
ITAL 3160Italian Composition3
ITAL 3310Contemporary Italian Fiction, Media and Culture3
ITAL 3420Introduction to Italian Literature3
ITAL 3430Italian Women's Studies3
ITAL 3450Transnational and Migrant Cinema3
ITAL 4070 Italian for Reading Knowledge3
ITAL 4960Special Readings in Italian1-3

The Minor in Italian Studies offer a flexible and interdisciplinary program that can be tailored to meet individual interests. Courses with a dominant Italian component or with an emphasis on global culture and world languages offered by other MU departments or programs can count towards the Minor requirements. Students are also encouraged to take courses in accredited study abroad programs at affiliated institutions in Italy. Up to 6 of the required 15 credits can be earned in courses taken in an official study abroad program or in courses taken outside of the Italian Studies program.

Students should meet with the Director of the Italian Studies Minor to discuss their plan of study and for approval of courses outside the Italian program.

The coursework in the Minor must be completed with a grade in the C range or higher, and students must maintain a GPA of 2.0.

Contact and Additional Information

For questions about the Minor in Italian Studies, course equivalency, or language placement test, contact Dr. Roberta Tabanelli (tabanellir@missouri.edu), Director of the Italian Studies Minor.