Italian Studies (Minor)

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The objective of the minor in a foreign language is to enable students majoring in any field to acquire proficiency in a second language, understanding the culture, and knowledge of the countries in which the language is spoken.


Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Information about requirements for adding a minor is available on the Student Services Center website. Questions regarding a student’s minor plan of study should be directed to the Italian Studies Minor Coordinator.


Students should complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students should declare the minor no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, Professor Susan Navey-Davis once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.

Coordinator of Advising

Susan Navey-Davis
Withers Hall 321

Contact Person

Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler
Withers Hall 222, Box 8106

SIS Code: 16ITM

Plan Requirements

  • Completion of 15 credit hours is required.
  • 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
  • The Department of Foreign Languages and Literature will determine which courses transferred from other institutions may qualify to meet requirements for the minor.
  • A grade of ‘C-‘ or better is required in all courses in the minor program.
  • A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

 Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

Required Courses
FLI 201Intermediate Italian I3
FLI 202Intermediate Italian II3
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Intermediate Italian Conversation
Italian Reading and Conversation
Special Topics in Foreign Languages and/or Literatures
Independent Study in Foreign Language or Literature
Italian Society Through Cinema
Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures
Independent Study in Foreign Language or Literature
Select one of the following:3
Italian Civilization and Culture
Italian Society Through Cinema
Italian Renaissance
Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
History of Art from Caves to the Renaissance
History of Art From the Renaissance Through the 20th Century
Total Hours15