Quality Education in the Benedictine Tradition
Fr. Rene Kollar, O.S.B., DeanSchool of Humanities and Fine ArtsPhone: 724-805-2343Fax: 724-805-2812
School of Humanities and Fine Arts
The Italian minor program of the Department of Modern and Classical Languages allows students to develop skills in Italian. The department’s mission is to prepare and enable students, through the acquisition of a second language, to participate in a multilingual and multicultural world.
The Italian language program employs a culture-based communicative approach that fosters the requisite skills to speak, listen to, read, write and learn Italian. Cultural awareness is integrated at every level since language is culture and culture is language.
Students who minor in Italian have the opportunity to
Requirements for Italian Minor (18 credits): A minor in Italian requires 6 courses beyond IT 203.
Required Courses ( 12 credits): IT 305 Developing Oral Proficiency in Italian - 3 creditsIT 315 Stylistics: Techniques of Composition and Interpretation - 3 credits Any 300 level course in literature - 3 creditsAny 300 level course in culture and civilization - 3 credits
Elective: Any two courses from the 200 or 300 level - 6 credits
Study abroad is essential to attain proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing Italian. Students, therefore, who wish to minor in Italian are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Courses must be taught in the target language, i.e., in Italian. A minimum of a 9-credit summer program or one semester of study in Italy would qualify. For students who are not able to study abroad, language study in an immersion setting may be substituted. All programs must be approved by the department chair.