Download: Italian Studies minor checklist

The minor in Italian Studies promotes the acquisition of superior language skills while offering an opportunity to explore the richness of Italian culture and literature. Emphasis is placed on developing the critical and analytical skills that enhance the understanding of literature and the other arts, and on broadening and deepening students’ understanding of values foreign to their own.

The following are the minimum 6 required courses.

I. Required Courses:

Five courses taken in the Italian Studies Program at Colby. Typically, these include IT127, IT128, IT141, IT2– (one 200-level course: offerings vary annually), and IT3— (one 300-level course: offerings vary annually). Students beginning their study of Italian during their sophomore year, rather than in their first year at Colby, should see the Italian Studies program director or chair of the Department of French and Italian in order to discuss their progress through the minor, as should students planning to spend their entire junior year abroad.

Semester & Year                   Course

  1. _____________           IT127 (Italian III)
  2. _____________           IT128 (Italian IV)
  3. _____________           IT141 (Introduction to Italian Literature)
  4. _____________           IT2– (Fill in course number and title)
  5. _____________           IT3– (Fill in course number and title)

II. Additional Required Courses:

One course on Italian literature or culture, taught in Italian or in English, which deals centrally with one field of Italian culture (for example, one course on Italian art, literature, film or music). Courses taken abroad, or in other departments on campus, must be approved by the Italian Studies program director or chair of the Department of French and Italian.

Semester & Year                   Course

6. _____________             IT—

If you’re interested in minoring in Italian, contact Prof. Gianluca Rizzo (