Students wishing to minor in Italian must complete 16 credits beyond Intermediate Italian II or Intensive Intermediate Italian. These include two required language courses and 8 credits of electives in Literature and/or Culture & Society.
The 16 credits consist of:
- Advanced Review of Modern Italian (ITAL-UA 30). 4 credits
- Prerequisite: ITAL-UA 12 Intermediate 2 or ITAL-UA 20 Intensive Intermediate.
- *This course is required for all majors and minors.
- 1 additional advanced language course (4 credits) to be chosen from the following courses:
- Conversations in Italian (ITAL-UA 101)
- Creative Writing in Italian (ITAL-UA 103)
- Advanced Composition (ITAL-UA 105)
- Italian through Cinema (ITAL-UA 107)
- Italian through Opera (ITAL-UA 108)
- Translation (ITAL-UA 110)
- *All above courses have a prerequisite of ITAL-UA 30*
- 8 credits in literature and/or culture & society to be chosen in consultation with an advisor. These can be a mix of 2 credit and 4 credit courses.
Please review our Italian Minor checklist.
For a list of courses, visit the General Course Offerings page or the CAS Bulletin – Italian Studies page.
- Internships do not count towards the minor.
- The Director of Undergraduate Studies may approve a maximum of two courses taken at another university to count towards the minor.
- Courses that fulfill the Minor in Italian Studies may not be double-counted toward a student’s major requirements.
- Italian Studies minors are encouraged to take one (1) additional Italian content course, whether in New York or at NYU in Florence.
- Italian Studies minors are strongly encouraged to study for at least one (1) semester at NYU in Florence
Culture & Society courses
Content courses are those classes that focus on Italian culture or society rather than language. They may be taught in either English or Italian. Content courses taught in Italian have a prerequisite of Advanced Review (ITAL-UA 30).
Typically, most students who study abroad at NYU Florence are on their way toward completing a minor in Italian Studies. Additionally, in an effort to foster interdisciplinary study, courses with significant Italian content that are not marked by the ITAL-UA code may be eligible to count toward the Culture & Society portion of the minor. Students are encourage to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if they are interested in pursuing the minor. If a student would like to know if a course will count toward the minor, please forward the course syllabus and your N# to email@example.com. Visit the NYU Florence page if you have any questions or contact Elisa Fox (firstname.lastname@example.org).