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Italian Studies Minor

Minor in Italian Studies

Students who minor in Italian Studies are expected to achieve intermediate proficiency in oral and written Italian, to demonstrate a general understanding of the history of Italian literatures and cultures, and to develop an awareness of the ways Italian studies intersect with other disciplines. All minors are expected to consult the Director of Undergraduate Studies about their choice of courses. Students are encouraged to participate in the Vanderbilt in Italy program. 

REQUIRED COURSES (6 credit hours)

___ ITA 200 Italian Journeys. (Prerequisite  ITA101b; ITA102; or equivalent)
___ ITA 201W  Grammar and Composition (Prerequisite ITA 200 or equivalent)  OR  ITA 214    Conversation (Prerequisite ITA 200 or equivalent).



___ ITA 201W Grammar and Composition (If not used as a required course)
___ ITA 214     Conversation  (If not used as a required course)
___ ITA 220     Introduction to Italian Literature
___ ITA 230     Italian Civilization
___ ITA 231     Dante’s Divine Comedy
___ ITA 232     Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance
___ ITA 233     Baroque, Illuminismo, and Romanticism in Italy
___ ITA 235     Twentieth-Century Literature: Beauty and Chaos
___ ITA 236     Gangsters, lovers, madonnas, and mistresses
___ ITA 238     City Fictions
___ ITA 239     Topics in Contemporary Italian Civilization
___ ITA 240     Classic Italian Cinema
___ ITA 241     Contemporary Italian Cinema
___ ITA 242     Contemporary Italian Society and Culture
___ ITA 250     Famous Women by Boccaccio
___ ITA 294a   Special Topics in Italian Literature


Students may choose ONE course from the list below. (3 credit hours)

Only 3 of these elective credit hours may be selected from courses in subject areas other than Italian, such as Classical Studies, History, History of Art, Music Literature and History.

___ HIST 222            Medieval and Renaissance Italy, 1000-1700
___ HART 216          Raphael and the Renaissance
___ HART 217          Early Renaissance Florence
___ HART 217W       Early Renaissance Florence
___ HART 218          Italian Art to 1500
___ HART 219          Italian Renaissance Art after 1500
___ HART 219W       Italian Renaissance Art after 1500
___ HART 220           Michelangelo’s Life and Works
___ HART 220W       Michelangelo’s Life and Works
___ LAT 201             Catullus
___ LAT 202             Ovid
___ LAT 212             Roman Comedy
___ LAT 220             Vergil : The Aeneid
___ LAT 268             Lucretius : De rerum natura
___ MUS 221a          Opera in the 17th and 18th Centuries
___ MUS 221b          Opera in the 19th Century
___ MUS 243            Music of the Baroque and Classic Eras
___ MUS 244            Music of the Romantic and Modern Eras
___ MUS 247            Opera

Other Italy-related courses not listed here—such as those in study abroad programs—may be approved towards the minor upon approval by the director of the Italian program. Students are encouraged to attend Vanderbilt in Italy