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Italian Studies Minor

French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits in this minor: 16 to 36
The Italian studies undergraduate minor program examines Italian and Italian American literature, culture, society, and history.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 4 courses before admission to the program.
Students must complete Italian language study equivalent to four semesters (intermediate level) before beginning the minor.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Prerequisite Courses
Students must complete the following courses or place out through EPT or LPE examinations.
Take 0 - 20 course(s) from the following:
· ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1002 - Beginning Italian (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1003 - Intermediate Italian (5.0 cr)
· ITAL 1004 - Intermediate Italian (5.0 cr)
Minor Requirements
Students are required to complete 4 semester(s) of Italian. with a grade of C-, or better, or S, or demonstrate proficiency in the language(s) as defined by the department or college.
Students may earn a BA or a minor in Italian studies, but not both.
Minor Courses
With the approval of the Italian studies undergraduate adviser, courses taken through other departments (e.g., art history, English, history, music) may count toward the Italian studies minor when they pertain to Italian studies topics.
ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition (4.0 cr)
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ITAL 3xxx
· ITAL 4xxx
· ITAL 5xxx
 
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ITAL 1001 - Beginning Italian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01218 - Flor 1001/Ital 1001/Ital 4001
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Ciao! Join us in learning Italian, the language of Dante, DaVinci, and la dolce vita! This melodic language spoken throughout the world in fields including music, fashion, cuisine, and fast automobiles will enrich you as a citizen of the world and allow you access to some of the most amazing art and culture on the planet! Beginning Italian, Italian 1001, is a proficiency-based course designed for students with little or no knowledge of the Italian language focusing on developing your intercultural, reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills. Preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. To further increase your confidence in communicating in Italian, you will also participate in several one-to-one online exchange with native speakers of Italian throughout the semester. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to enroll in Italian 1002. Expect an average of 1.5 hours of outside preparation for each class session hour.
ITAL 1002 - Beginning Italian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01219 - Flor 1002/Ital 1002/Ital 4002
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Bentornati! Ready to embark on a new journey to further develop your knowledge of our beautiful romance language, Italian? If you passed Italian 1001 or you have obtained DLIís consent, this course is for you! You will further develop your skills in Italian as you examine topics such as haute couture or alta moda and the phenomenon of Made in Italy, as well as music, from opera to hip hop. You will also learn about holidays, cultural celebration, and differences and similarities between the scholastic and healthcare systems in Italy and the US. Throughout the semester your learning will be continually enhanced by regular conversations with your Tandem partner in Italy. Preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. Italian 1002 is a five-credit course, so you should plan to spend an additional 10-15 hours a week on coursework outside the classroom. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 1003. prereq: 1001 or instr consent
ITAL 1003 - Intermediate Italian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01220 - Flor 1003/Ital 1003/Ital 4003
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
BENVENUTI AL 3ļ SEMESTRE D?ITALIANO! Throughout the semester in Italian 1003, you will be able to consider your own point of view while learning about various Italian perspectives as we examine topics ranging from housing and historical and contemporary urban design to responsible tourism, linguistic variety, and social problems. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to use Italian to communicate in everyday situations to share personal information about yourself, express your opinions, wishes and desires, make suggestions and give advice, as well as appropriately use active vocabulary. You will continue to acquire basic cross-cultural pragmatic information to help you manage conversations in a culturally appropriate manner, and once again, you will expand your cultural knowledge by talking face to face with your Italian Tandem partner several times over the semester. As with other Italian language course, preparatory activities designed to encourage you to analyze grammatical points in question need to be completed before class so class time can be primarily devoted to meaningful interactions in Italian. Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to enroll in Italian 1004.
ITAL 1004 - Intermediate Italian
Credits: 5.0 [max 5.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01221 - Flor 1004/Ital 1004/Ital 4004
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Benvenuti! We invite you to join us in learning the language spoken by one of the most beloved countries and leading destinations for learning abroad in the world! Italy, the cradle of the Renaissance and home to some of the most beautiful art and architecture on earth, boasts the world's seventh largest economy, a renowned creative design and fashion industry, as well as a rich and diverse history and heritage. In this course, you will engage directly with Italian culture and society through a variety of learning portals, including authentic short films and literature, in-class debates and presentations, and an array of assessment methods. Throughout the semester, vital current issues such the impact of technology, justice and politics, and changing inter-generational and interpersonal dynamics will be discussed within a comparative lens, inviting you to reflect on how your own experiences contrast with a sample of those within the Italian culture (Italy?). The fourth semester of Italian is designed using a proficiency-based approach to help you develop the ability to communicate effectively in Italian in everyday situations that have real world relevance. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing are integrated into all activities and assessments. By means of self-study preparatory activities designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question before class, so class time can be devoted to meaningful, dynamic interactions with classmates and your teacher in Italian. To further increase your confidence in communicating in Italian, you will also be able to participate in several one-to-one online exchanges with native speakers of Italian throughout the semester. You may end up with a lifelong friend in Italy! Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate proficiency by successful completion of the Italian Language Proficiency Exam (LPE) and/or enroll in Italian 3015. prereq: 1001, 1002, 1003
ITAL 3015 - Reading, Conversation, and Composition
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How can a society manage an aging population? What steps can be taken to promote integration and overcome differences? Is technology helping or hindering our interpersonal relationship? Is history doomed to repeat itself? CONGRATULATIONI! You are about to embark into a rewarding journey to further deepen your Italian experience while developing your critical thinking skills. This class will increase your appreciation of Italian culture through engagement with articles, short films and literary extracts (of authors such as Nobel's prize Dario Fo, Salgari, Buzzati and Ginzburg) on contemporary cultural topics ranging from social problems to the use and misuse of technology to the impact of historical events on people?s everyday lives. You will also have the opportunity to interact face to face online with Italian students to improve your language skills as well as expand your cultural knowledge while drawing comparisons and reflecting on the U.S. societal views of those topics. This intensive, intermediate course is designed for students who have passed Italian 1004 and have mastered basic Italian grammar. The course will include preparatory activities that are designed to encourage students to analyze grammatical points in question. prereq: 1004