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.
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.
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.
At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: No
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.
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
- ITA 311: Speak Italy: Language, People, Culture (G) or ITA 312: Write Italy: Language, People, Culture (L & G) (3)
- ITA 321: Italian Renaissance Culture: Politicians, Merchants, Artists and Courtesans (H) or ITA 322: Modern Italian Culture: Explorers, Scientists, Musicians and Revolutionaries (HU) (3)
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.
- ITA 201: Intermediate Italian I (G) (4)
- ITA 202: Intermediate Italian II (G) (4)
- ITA 210: Intensive Italian II (G) (6)
- ITA 311: Speak Italy: Language, People, Culture (G) (3)
- ITA 312: Write Italy: Language, People, Culture (L & G) (3)
- ITA 315: Italian Culture: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (HU & G) (3)
- ITA 319: Italian for Professions (3)
- ITA 321: Italian Renaissance Culture: Politicians, Merchants, Artists and Courtesans (H) (3)
- ITA 322: Modern Italian Culture: Explorers, Scientists, Musicians and Revolutionaries (HU) (3)
- ITA 350: Food and Culture: The Mediterranean Lifestyle in Italy (3)
- ITA 394: Special Topics (1-4)
- ITA 413: Advanced Italian (G) (3)
- ITA 414: French and Italian Popular Culture ((L or HU) & G) (3)
- ITA 420: Italian Cinema (L & G) (3)
- ITA 423: Italian Organized Crime in Films and History ((L or HU) & G) (3)
- ITA 484: Internship (3)
- ITA 494: Special Topics (1-4)
- ITA 499: Individualized Instruction (3)
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.