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Italian Studies

The Italian Studies Minor (18 credits) offers courses of Italian language, literature, history, civilization, cinema, theater, opera and art history. In addition to our Italian Studies Minor, Seton Hall also offers outstanding preparation for graduate school or a career in international business, diplomacy, teaching, social work and the law. Students in Italian also have the option to do internships for major companies and government offices that work with Italy. Students with majors in any field are encouraged to consider the advantages of a minor program that provides focused attention on the history, language and culture of a country and people whose experiences continue to be fundamental in shaping the modern world.


Course Requirements

The Italian Studies Minor requires 18 credits of study distributed among at least three of the participating departments and programs. Students must complete at least 6 credits in Italian language and literature at any level.


ANTH 1202 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2230 Folklore and Mythology
ANTH 2412 Anthropology of Religion
ARTH 2113 Italian Renaissance Art
ARTH 2115 Baroque and Rococo Art
CAST 3999 Emergence of Christian Rome
CLAS 1312 Archaeology of Rome
CLAS 2320 Roman Civilization
HIST 2365 Italian American History
HIST 3233/CAST 2233 Dante and his World
HIST 3234/CAST 2234/CORE 3426 Medieval Italy
HIST 3235/CAST 2235/CORE 3430 Modern Italy
HIST 3240/CORE 3425 The Renaissance and Reformation
ITAL 1001-1002 Elementary Italian I-II
ITAL 2001-2002 Intermediate Italian I-II
ITAL 3001-3002 Advanced Italian I-II
ITAL 3011 Conversational Italian I
ITAL 3305-3306 Italian Civilization I-II
ITAL 3321-3322, 4324-4325 Special Topics in Italian Civilization
ITAL 3401-3402 Survey of Italian Literature
ITAL 3601 Italian Cinema
ITAL 4401 The Italian Renaissance ITAL
4411 Dante's Commedia I
ITAL 4412 Dante's Commedia II
ITAL 4421 Manzoni and the Historical Novel
ITAL 4431-4432 Modern Italian Literature I-II
ITAL 4441-4442 Contemporary Italian Prose
ITAL 4463 The Italian Theater
ITAL 4468-4469 Italian Short Story I-II
ITAL 4801-4803 Studies in Italian Literature I-II
ITST 3192 Special Topics in Italian History
ITST 3193 Special Topics in Italian Art History and Music
ITST 3194 Special Topics in Italian Language and Literature
LATN 3150 Medieval Latin
MUHI 1119 History of Opera

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Our faculty conduct internationally recognized research and innovative, technologically-enhanced instruction. Grounded in practical experience but exploring the frontiers of their disciplines, they define the nature of academic excellence. 

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Gabriella Romani
Director of Alberto Institute & Italian Studies and Professor of Italian
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David P. Bénéteau
Professor of Italian
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William Connell
Professor of History and La Motta Endowed Chair in Italian Studies
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