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Twin Cities Campus

Italian Studies Minor

French & Italian
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of French and Italian, 260 Folwell Hall, 9 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-4308; fax: 612-624-6021)
  • Program Type: Graduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2023
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 6
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
The Italian Studies minor, available for students in areas such as art history, architecture, French, comparative literature, history, English, and music, is shaped through consultation with the Italian Studies graduate faculty to support studentsí individual academic and professional objectives.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.80.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Students interested in the Italian Studies minor are strongly encouraged to confer with their major field advisor and director of graduate studies, and the Italian Studies director of graduate studies regarding feasibility and requirements. Proficiency in the Italian language is expected. Studentsí proficiency to pursue the minor successfully will be determined by the Italian Studies director of graduate studies.
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Up to one 4-level course can be applied to the minor with the approval of the Italian Studies director of graduate studies. FRIT 5999 cannot be applied toward the minor field requirement. Coursework from the major field may not be applied to satisfy minor field requirements. The minimum GPA for minor field coursework is 3.0.
Required Coursework
Master's students complete at least 6 credits and doctoral students complete at least 12 credits from the following in consultation with the Italian Studies director of graduate studies:
ITAL 5xxx
ITAL 8xxx
FRIT 5xxx
FRIT 8xxx
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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