Italian Studies, Minor
Saint Louis University's Italian studies minor is interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary in its approach to the development of linguistic and cultural proficiency.
The minor, which requires at least three years of coursework in Italian language, literature and culture, prepares students for immersion and research in Italian, one of Europe's major languages.
SLU's intimate and vibrant Italian studies program highlights Italy's crucial role in the development of Western civilization. Students explore Italy's ties to non-Western cultures. You will enjoy a rich and varied curriculum which draws from Italy's centuries-long contributions in literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, music, philosophy and science.
- SLU's program is the only inter/multidisciplinary Italian studies program in the greater St. Louis area.
- SLU also offers more study abroad options in Italy than any language program in the greater St. Louis area. For example, choose to study in Rome, the capital; the beautiful Amalfi coast in Sorrento or in the medieval university city of Bologna.
- The program places a strong emphasis on social justice, intercultural competence and global citizenship. For example, choose from courses including "Italy Beyond Borders: Social Justice in Modern Italian Culture," "Global Italy: Migration and Multiculturalism," and more.
A minor in Italian studies can prepare students for a number of rewarding careers. Opportunities are rich in fields such as comparative literature, performing arts, cinema, design, politics, sports, fashion and industry. Hundreds of American companies operate in Italy. Students might pursue a career as a(n):
- International business representative
- International public relations professional
- Special agent
- Foreign Service officer
Students who begin their study of Italian at SLU above the 2010 level must complete an additional course or courses at the 4000 level to fulfill the 15 credits required for the minor.
|ITAL 2010||Intermediate Italian: Language & Culture||3|
|Any 3 of the following upper division (3xxx or above) courses or any course with an Italian elective attribute:||9|
|Written Communication in Italian I|
|Oral Communication in Italian I|
|Written Communication in Italian II|
|Oral Communication in Italian II|
|Select two of the following upper-division coursework with the Italian -- Related Studies attribute, such as:||6|
|Early Renaissance Art in Italy: Advanced|
|High Renaissance Art Italy: Advanced|
|From Cathedrals to Printing Presses: Europe in the Late Middle Ages|
|The Age of Renaissance|
|Migrants and Borders on Screen: The Cinema of Migration in Mediterranean Europe|
|History of Music I|
|History of Music II|
|Language and Linguistics|
|Second Language Acquisition|
|Teachers in Medieval Christianity|
All Italian studies minor courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher in order to count for the minor and for the student to continue in the minor.