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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 2019
  • 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.
A minor in Italian studies is available for University students enrolled in master's and doctoral programs in such relevant fields as art history, architecture, French, comparative literature, history, English, and music. The graduate minor in Italian studies is under the general direction of the graduate faculty in Italian studies, all of whom hold membership in other fields of study within the University of Minnesota. The minor program is shaped to suit the particular research needs and interests of the student. Courses are selected in consultation with the director of Graduate Studies from a list of existing 4xxx and 5xxx courses, as well as appropriate 8xxx courses. Students may also elect to do a directed readings course with faculty affiliated with Italian studies to satisfy minor program requirements.
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:
Admission to the Italian studies graduate minor is contingent on enrollment in good standing in a relevant University master's or doctoral degree-granting program. Interested students should consult with the 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.
With the approval of the director of Graduate Studies, one of the courses used to meet minor field requirements may be a 4xxx course, and one may be a directed readings course. Coursework from the major field may not be applied to satisfy minor field requirements. Certification of proficiency in Italian language is required. Proficiency can be demonstrated in one of the following ways: by successfully completing an undergraduate literature/culture course in Italian, by having an undergraduate major or minor in Italian, or through a translation examination devised, administered, and assessed by the director of Graduate Studies. The proficiency requirement will be monitored by the director of Graduate Studies. FRIT 5999 cannot be applied toward the minor field requirement.
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.
Required Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ITAL 5xxx
· ITAL 8xxx
· FRIT 5xxx
· FRIT 8xxx
Required Courses
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ITAL 5xxx
· ITAL 8xxx
· FRIT 5xxx
· FRIT 8xxx
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