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).
ELECTIVE COURSES FROM AMONG ANY BELOW (9 credit hours)___ 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