The minor in Italian requires a total of five courses, which must include the first and second year sequences (101/102, 201/202) or their equivalents. The fifth course can be IT 301H or 302H, IT 306H, Winter Term Language Immersion in Italy, or an independent study course in Italian language or culture.
IT 101: Elementary Italian I
Fundamentals of Italian language. Introduction to basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary. Practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing.
IT 102: Elementary Italian II
Fundamentals of Italian language. Continues introduction of basic grammatical structures and everyday vocabulary begun in IT 101. Continued practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Prerequisite: IT 101 or permission of instructor.
IT 201: Intermediate Italian I
Completes the overview of Italian grammar and essential vocabulary initiated in the first-year sequence. Continued practice in speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Increased exposure to aspects of Italian culture. Prerequisite: IT 102 or permission of instructor.
IT 202: Intermediate Italian II
Continued development of speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills. Grammar review. Increased exposure to Italian culture through film, print, and popular music. Prerequisite: IT 201.
IT 301H: Advanced Italian I
Designed to help students perfect the skills acquired in first- and second-year Italian. Students will continue to build proficiency, develop and improve writing skills, and expand their understanding of Italian culture. Prerequisite: IT 202 or permission of instructor.
IT 302H: Advanced Italian II
Second semester of Advanced Italian. Prerequisite: IT 301H or permission of instructor.
IT 306H: Italian Film and Literature
Examines visual and literary culture of modern Italy through selected films and novels (in English translation). Explores how writers and directors in Italy have produced works of art as expressions of esthetic freedom and ethical responsibility.
IT 498: Comprehensive Examination