Italian  (Minor)

Delve into the rich history and culture of Italy, a leader in global innovation in several industries, including art, fashion and food. Your knowledge of Italian, the fourth most studied language in the world, is critical to understanding developments in these fields.

Program Description

Students pursuing a minor in Italian gain an understanding of the language, literature and cultures of Italian-speaking peoples and regions.

Students are encouraged to participate in a study abroad program to enhance their education and overall minor experience.

Career Opportunities

A minor in Italian studies enables students to enhance the marketable skills and knowledge they acquire in their major program with additional communication and cultural competencies.

Students with the minor often pursue careers in political analysis, education, tourism and hospitality, the military and sociology or marketing.

Contact Information

School of International Letters and Cultures | LL 440 | 480-965-6281

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BA in Italian

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Students who wish to add a minor in Italian to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

The Italian minor requires 18 credit hours. A minimum of 12 credit hours must be upper-division. Each course must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.

Required Courses -- 6 credit hours

Electives -- 12 credit hours

Students may apply a maximum of six credit hours of 200-level ITA courses toward the minor. If both ITA 201 and ITA 202 are completed, the remaining two credit hours will be counted toward university elective credit. All remaining electives must be upper-division ITA courses, of which at least three credit hours must be completed at the 400-level.

Additional courses can be used toward minor electives with permission of an academic advisor in the School of International Letters and Cultures.

Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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