Italian Minor

Department of Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy

The 15-credit Italian Language Minor is comprised of the sequence of language courses indicated below. This ensures that the student who has completed this Minor will be reasonably fluent in the language and capable of reading and appreciating written and oral communication in Italian while also having a fair grasp of Italian Literature and culture.

Students who are assessed as sufficiently advanced in the language so as to opt out of one or more of the required language courses may choose from the array of ITALIAN courses, with work done in the target language. The student who takes all 4 language courses is left with one additional course needed to complete the Minor; this course can also be selected from the available ITALIAN courses that are offered regularly, with work done in the target language. At most, one course may be taken in English.

Required Courses

* Practica, although required for language classes, do not count toward the minor.

Elective Courses

ITAL 2005 Italian Cinema
ITAL 3053 Creating a Nation
ITAL 3055 The Italian-American Experience
ITAL 3056 Italy: Land of Migrations


Gloria Pastorino
Associate Professor of Italian and French
Tel: 973-443-8712

Literature, Language, Writing, and Philosophy Department
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Ave - M-MS3-01
Madison, NJ 07940

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