For centuries, the artistic and intellectual accomplishments of the people of the Italian peninsula—in painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, music, political theory, philosophy, and theology—have been celebrated and carefully studied. The interdisclipinary minor in Italian studies increases familiarity with that remarkable legacy.
A central focus of the minor is on the several major cultural traditions of the Mediterranean world —the Greco-Roman, Judaeo-Christian, and Islamic traditions—that were inherited and refashioned by Italians of the medieval, Renaissance, and modern eras.Read more
Every student's selection of courses is specific to his or her particular interests in Italian history and culture.Read more
Professors from the departments of art, foreign languages and literatures, history, government and law, music, philosophy, and religious studies comprise the core faculty in the program.Read more