Italian Minor

Program Coordinator: James Kriesel, Ph.D.
Office Location: 333 Saint Augustine Center
Telephone: 610-519-4680


Our current economic and social realities require a dynamic education. Italian Studies provides students with the analytic and creative thinking skills to engage a multimedia world of fraught complexities and exciting opportunities. Students develop advanced fluency in Italian and are exposed to all aspects of Italian culture—literature, visual art, film, music, etc. They gain perspective by studying one of the world’s most influential cultures, which is at the crossroads of the world’s eastern and western hemispheres.

Minor: Italian (15 credits)

The minor is open to all students and requires 5 Italian courses of three credits or more at the ITA 1131-level and above. 

Program Notes:

  • Students may transfer 1 course (3 cr) taken abroad toward the minor (2 with the approval of the director).
  • Students have the option of taking one course taught in English - a maximum of 1 class with the subject ITA and attribute TENG.
  • Courses that fulfill minor requirements may be used to fulfill other requirements (i.e., primary major, core curriculum, minors, concentrations, or free electives).
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The above program requirements are applicable to students entering Fall 2023 and beyond. Please consult the appropriate archived handbook available on the homepage for years prior to these requirements. In order that programs offered by Villanova University reflect current advances and additions to knowledge and upgraded professional requirements, Villanova University reserves the right to change programs and requirements without prior notice. Students generally are bound to the requirements in effect and published online for the year in which their class begins its first year of study. Special requirements may be in effect for students who have left the University and are being readmitted. Students are advised to check with the web catalog or with their college offices regarding changes that may affect them. Additional academic information may be obtained from the various college offices and the web sites listed for the particular policies, programs and services found in this catalog. 





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