The minor enables students to advance their Italian language skills and to study Italian culture, history, and literature from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Policies

Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor and students must earn a minimum grade of 2.00 in all courses applied to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Banner Code: ITLN

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 18

Students should be aware of the specific policies associated with this program, located on the Admissions & Policies tab.

Students complete coursework with a language emphasis or a history and culture emphasis. Special topics courses, such as HIST 388 Topics in European History, GOVT 520 Political Theory, and RELI 235 Religion and Literature (Mason Core), when relevant, may be applied to the minor with prior written approval of the coordinator. 

Language Emphasis

Select five language courses from the following repeatable courses:15
Advanced Italian: Language and Culture I
Advanced Italian Language and Culture II
Italian through Arts
Southern Italy
Global and Local Italy
Select one course in Italian literature and film in translation from the following:3
Topics in Italian Film and Literature (Mason Core)
Major Italian Writers (Mason Core)
Total Credits18

History and Culture Emphasis

Select three language courses from the following repeatable courses:9
Advanced Italian: Language and Culture I
Advanced Italian Language and Culture II
Italian through Arts
Southern Italy
Global and Local Italy
Select one course in Italian literature and film in translation from the following:3
Topics in Italian Film and Literature (Mason Core)
Major Italian Writers (Mason Core)
Select two electives from the following:6
Early Renaissance Art in Italy, 1300-1500 (Mason Core)
High Renaissance Art in Italy, 1480-1570 (Mason Core)
Western Europe in the Middle Ages
The Renaissance
Nineteenth-Century Europe
Modern Western Political Theory
Catholicism
Total Credits18