Minor in Italian Studies

About the Minor

Note: New students are no longer being accepted into this minor for Academic Year 2022-2023. Please contact Kate Hughes at kfh28@drexel.edu or 215-895-1208 for additional information.

Drexel University and Philadelphia have deep connections with the Italian and Italo-American communities, from which come many Drexel students. Additionally, a significant number of faculty members across the university have research interests that connect with Italy.

The interdisciplinary minor in Italian Studies is designed to attract students interested in a variety of aspects related to Italian culture and to make use of the deep and diverse pool of resources on Drexel’s campus, in the region, and abroad.

The minor in Italian Studies requires three courses (9-12 cr.) of language study. This allows students to achieve a basic level of language proficiency, with the option to continue further in the language. It also allows students whose interests lie beyond the language to pursue substantial Italy-related coursework in other disciplines. The elective side of the minor includes 12-15 credits of coursework in Italian society and culture, including a required seminar in contemporary Italy.

All prospective students should meet with an advisor from the College as soon as possible.

Program Requirements

Required courses:
Students select 9.0-12.0 credits ITAL courses.9.0-12.0
ITAL 230Italy and Italians Today3.0
Italian Studies Electives:12.0-13.0
History of Art II
Ancient Greek and Roman Art
Italian Renaissance Art
Fundamentals of Italian Cuisine
Venice and the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to Napoleon
Global Coaching Seminar
Total Credits24.0-28.0
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