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For information on the Italian Studies Minor and to declare the minor, please contact the Director of Undergraduate Programs in Italian. Note: You must have a declared major before declaring a minor, and you must meet with the departmental advisor for the minor to obtain his/her signature on this form.
The minor in Italian Studies requires completion of a minimum of 18 hours (= 6 courses) as described below. Course taken in the Italian language must be above ITAL 2020, but applicable Italian Studies program courses taught in English (ITTR classes) and/or Group C classes may be taken before completing ITAL 2020.
Please note that some courses are offered only in fall or spring semesters. Several required courses may be taken through the UVa in Siena program, and faculty-approved transfer credits can also be counted. Please see UVa in Florence for more information about faculty-approved transfer credit. Students intending to minor in Italian are advised to speak to minor advisor before deciding on a study abroad program and/or courses.
Please keep the following in mind:
1. You must have a declared major before declaring a minor.
2. You may NOT declare an Italian major and an Italian minor.
3. Credits applied toward the Italian minor may NOT also count toward completion of a major.
4. Courses taken on a CR/NC basis may not be included in the minor program.
Please click here to download the minor declaration form in Italian Studies.
GROUP A: CORE COURSES
ITAL 3010 Advanced Italian I
ITAL 3020 Advanced Italian II
ITAL 3040 Advanced Italian language III (Siena only)
ITAL 3050 Advanced Italian IV (Siena only)
GROUP B: ITALIAN LITERARY, FILM AND CULTURAL STUDIES
There are two kinds of courses within Group B: those that are taught in Italian, and those that are taught in English.
For the minor, you must take:
Taught in Italian: minimum of 2, maximum of 4 courses in this group
Taught in English: minimum 0, maximum of 2 courses in this group
For a list of current course offerings, please visit our course description page.
For a list of courses in Italian and English, please click below:
Taught in Italian – minimum of 3, maximum of 6 courses in this group; courses include:
ITAL 3110 Medieval and Renaissance Masterpieces
ITAL 3120 Contemporary Literature
ITAL 3250 Italian Love Poetry in the Middle Ages and Renaissance (Siena only)
ITAL 3300 Fine Young Cannibals and Other Stories … (Siena only)
ITAL 3559 New Course in Italian
ITAL 3720 Novella (Italian Short Narrative)
ITAL 3730 Romanzo (Italian Novel)
ITAL 3740 Teatro (Italian Theater)
ITAL 3760 Italian Travel Literature
ITAL 3770 Culture of Italian Comedy
ITAL 3040 Advanced Italian Language III (Siena only)
ITAL 3050 Advanced Italian Language IV (Siena only)
ITAL 4350 Representations of Women in Italian Literature
ITAL 4450 Lights and Shadows: Italian 18th Century Literature
ITAL 4810 Italian Pop Culture: 1960’s to 1990’s
ITAL 4993 Independent Study
ITAL 5250 Dante: The Divine Comedy
**Also: literature/film/culture courses taken in Italian at UVa in Siena (direct credit) or UVa in Florence (transfer credit), or other approved relevant transfer credit
Taught in English – minimum of 0, maximum of 3 courses in this group; No pre-requisites, courses may be taken at any time; courses include:
ITTR 2260 Dante in Translation (on-grounds and Siena)
ITTR 2559 New Course in Italian in Translation
ITTR 2630 Italian History and Culture through Film (on-grounds and Siena)
ITTR 2710 Italian Cultural History (Siena only)
ITTR 3215 Dante’s Italy (cross-listed with History)
ITTR 3580 Sister Arts: Literary-Artistic Relations in the Italian Renaissance
ITTR 3710 From Fiction to Film
ITTR 3758 Love Affair with Tuscany (J-term 2011)
ITTR 3770 The Culture of Italian Comedy
ITTR 3775 Acting Italian: Benigni, Goldoni, Fo
ITTR 4559 New Course in Italian in Translation
ITTR 4820 Italian Pop Culture from the 1960s to the Present
ITTR 5250 Dante’s Purgatory in Translation
**Also: literature/film/culture courses taken in English in UVa in Siena (direct credit) or UVa in Florence (transfer credit), or other approved relevant transfer credit
GROUP C: ITALIAN STUDIES IN WIDER CONTEXT
(Minimum 0, maximum of 2 courses taken in other disciplines/departments outside ITAL and ITTR)