Six courses are required for the minor.  Three are required core courses; the remaining three are electives chosen by the student in consultation with the program coordinator.  At least one of the six must be at the 300 level or above; the others may be at any level.

Several courses have both 200 and 300 numbers. Students enrolling in  courses at the 300 level, to meet the requirement of the minor, must undertake additional work (more reading and/or writing; supplemental presentations) beyond that of students enrolling at the 200 level.

Every student’s selection of courses is specific to his or her particular interests in Italian history and culture.  As a result, prospective enrollees should consult early and frequently with the program coordinator to ensure that their course selection has appropriate coherence.

Required core courses (three):

1. one in art

Art 223/323: Italian Renaissance Art

Professor Ahl

or

Art 226/326: Age of Michelangelo

Professor Ahl

and

2. one in music

Music 260/360: (Italian) Music and (Italian) Identity

Professor Cummings

and

3. one in either literature or history

Foreign Languages and Literatures/Comparative Literature 101

Survey of European Literature: Latin epic and lyric poetry; medieval Italian epic and lyric poetry; Italian Renaissance texts.  Professor Pribic
or

History 222: Emergence of Western Europe

The Italian Renaissance and the foundations of modern Europe. Professor Fix

Elective courses

The Historical Background and Cultural Traditions of the Mediterranean World

Late antique, medieval, Renaissance, and modern European history

History 221: The Medieval World

Professor Fix

Students not taking History 222 as one of their three core courses may take it as one of their three electives.

Government and Law 224: Modern Political Theory

Professor Feola

Middle Eastern History

History 106: Introduction to History: The Crusades

Professor Goshgarian

History 208: Middle Eastern History, 1200-1700

Professor Goshgarian

The Latin language and ancient Greco-Roman literature, philosophy, history, religion, and culture

Latin 111, 112: Intermediate Latin

Professor Dubischar

Latin 211: Advanced Latin

Professor Dubischar

Comparative Literature 103: Classical Mythology

Professor Dubischar

Classics 330: Virgilian Myth and Roman Culture

Professor Rosa

INDS 214: Rome the Eternal City:  Approaches and Explorations

Professor Dubischar

Philosophy 214: First Philosophers

Professor McLeod

Christian traditions

Religious Studies 214: Christianity: From Jesus to the Third Millennium

Professor Ziolkowski

Religious Studies 301: Philosophies of Religion

Professor Ziolkowski

Italian Language, Literature, Art, and Music

Italian Language

Italian 101: Elementary Italian

Italian 102: Elementary Italian

Italian 111: Intermediate Italian

Italian 050: Italian Language and Culture Abroad I

Professor Rosa

Italian 150: Italian Language and Culture Abroad II

Professor Rosa

Italian 250: Italian Language and Culture Abroad III

Professor Rosa

Medieval and Renaissance Italian literature

INDS 220: Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance

Professors Ahl and Pribic

Students not electing Foreign Languages and Literatures/Comparative Literature 101 as one of their three core courses may take it as one of their three electives.

Ancient and Medieval Italian Art

Art 221: Ancient Art

Professor Sinkevic

Art 216: Byzantine Art

Professor Sinkevic

Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art

Art 224/324: Baroque Art

Art 340: Art of the Renaissance Courts in Italy

Professor Ahl

Students taking Art 223/323 as one of their three core courses may  take Art 226/326 as one of their three electives, and vice versa.

INDS 220: Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance

Professors Ahl and Pribic

Italian music

Music 272/372: Experiencing Opera

Professor Cummings

Modern Italian Economics and Politics and Italy’s Role in the European Union

Modern Europe and Italy’s role in the European Union

Government and Law 331: Politics of the European Union

Professor Fabian

Government and Law 412: Politics of European Integration

Professor Fabian

Courses taught in Italy

Interim and Summer

INDS 214: Rome the Eternal City: Approaches and Explorations

Professor Dubischar

INDS 220: Florence: Birthplace of the Renaissance

Professors Ahl and Pribic

LVAIC Study Abroad Program in Rome, Professor Rosa

Italian 050: Italian Language and Culture Abroad I

Italian 150: Italian Language and Culture Abroad II

Italian 250: Italian Language and Culture Abroad III

Semester-long courses in Italy

Students completing College-approved semester-abroad programs in Florence, Rome, or elsewhere in Italy, may be able to apply some or all of the credit earned to the Italian studies minor (which in some cases will be automatic). Students should consult with the program coordinator.