Program Contact: Filippo Naitana   203-582-3334

The Italian minor offers a strong foundation in Italian language and culture, giving access to the country’s extraordinarily rich tradition as well as the significant professional advantages of being proficient in a world language. In particular, it can open the door to careers in government, international business, fashion and design, the food and automotive industries and education. A distinct feature of the minor is the breadth of its curriculum, which includes full-immersion language courses at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels, literature seminars taught entirely in Italian, and interdisciplinary courses such as “Florence and the Making of the Renaissance” and “Italy: A Journey Through its Food, History and Culture,” which are taught in English.

You’ll also have a wide variety of opportunities to explore Italian art and culture and hone your language skills through study abroad programs with our partners in Florence and Perugia, Italy. Quinnipiac will also coordinate internships and service-learning projects abroad for you at a range of sites: you could be learning about the international wine business at the Roccafiore Winery, helping teachers design English language workshops and curricula at a local high school, or perhaps gaining valuable management and marketing experience at a luxury textiles business thriving in the new global economy.

The minor consists of six courses, at least two of which must be at the 300 level.

Italian Minor Curriculum

The minor consists of six courses (18 credits), at least two of which must be at the 300 level. At least 9 credits must be taken on campus.

Possible courses include:
IT 101Elementary Italian I3
IT 102Elementary Italian II3
IT 200Italian: Special Topics3
IT 201Intermediate Italian I3
IT 202Intermediate Italian II3
IT 210Italy: A Journey Through its Food, History and Culture (in Eng.)3
IT 211Italian Cinema (in Eng.)3
IT 212Florence and the Making of the Renaissance (in Eng.)3
IT 299Independent Study3
IT 301Advanced Italian I3
IT 302Advanced Italian II3
IT 316Introduction to Italian Literature and Culture3
IT 320Italy's Cities3
IT 399Independent Study3