Requirements for the Minor
The minor in Italian Studies seeks to acquaint students with the breadth of Italian language and civilization and to introduce them, through a set of interdisciplinary approaches, to the life and culture of Italy, from the Middle Ages to the present. Minors are strongly encouraged (but not required) to spend at least a semester studying in Italy. The minor requires six courses: a minimum of five in the Italian Studies program, beginning with Italian 127 and including 128, 141, a 200-level course, and a 300-level course; plus one additional course in Italian literature or culture that may be taken outside the department and may be taught in English. All courses taken outside of the department must be approved by the Italian Studies program director or department chair. Students should plan on taking 127, 128, and 141 consecutively.
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
- _____________ IT127 (Italian III)
- _____________ IT128 (Italian IV)
- _____________ IT141 (Introduction to Italian Literature)
- _____________ IT2– (Fill in course number and title)
- _____________ 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 ([email protected])