The 19-credit Minor in Italian Studies, offered by the Department of French, German, Italian and Slavic (FGIS), is an interdisciplinary program designed for students with intermediate proficiency who want to enrich their knowledge of Italian cultural studies (film, media, music, art, literature, language and history) beyond the language requirement of the Bachelor of Arts in Italian. Students take a combination of Italian language courses (through level 2002, 4th semester Italian) and electives in literature, film, or some other aspect of Italian history and culture. One of these electives must be taught in Italian language (where the whole course is conducted in the language and assignments are done in Italian) and the other two courses may be conducted in English (one of these must be offered by the FGIS department, the other may be from another related department with the approval of the faculty advisor).

Students declaring a minor in Italian Studies are encouraged to study abroad. Temple has its own campus in Rome, Italy, which offers courses in a variety of fields, including language, art, art history, architecture and international business. Students interested in studying in Italy should discuss their plans with the Italian faculty advisor as early as possible.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

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Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.


ITAL 1002Italian Language II4
ITAL 2001Intermediate Italian I3
ITAL 2002Intermediate Italian II3
Italian Elective (taught in Italian)3
Italian Elective (taught in English or Italian)3
Elective in Italian history or culture with approval of faculty advisor - may be taught in English.3
Total Credit Hours19