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Minor in Italian Area Studies

Student Studying ItalianUndergraduate students at LIU Post who are pursuing a major in another subject area can apply elective courses (18 credits) toward a Minor in Italian Area Studies. Students completing this area studies minor will be able to communicate in Italian and gain an awareness and understanding of the influences of that language on business, economics, fine arts, history, literature, and political science that are parts of Italian heritage and culture.  These minors complement many liberal arts and professional majors whose careers and interests are enhanced by exposure to related cultural elements.

A minor adds value to your degree and a competitive edge in the job market by providing you with additional skills and enhanced knowledge in another field of study.

Contact your academic and career counselor for further requirements and additional information.



REQUIRED COURSES

The student minoring in Italian Area Studies must complete the following:

Required Italian Language Courses (3 to 12 credits)*

ITL
 1
Elementary Italian I
3
ITL
 2
Elementary Italian II
3
ITL
 3
Intermediate Italian I
3
ITL
 4
Intermediate Italian II
3

*Students with demonstrated proficiency in Italian may be placed in ITL 3 or 4.  These students will need to complete additional Italian Area electives to satisfy the minor.

Elective Italian Studies Courses (6 to 15 credits)*

ITL  6 Scientific Readings in Italian
3
ITL  7 Introduction to Italian Culture 1.5
ITL  11 Selected Readings in Early Italian Literature 3
ITL  12 Selected Readings in Modern and Contemporary Italian Literature 3
ITL  23 Advanced Italian Grammar and Composition I 3
ITL  24 Advanced Italian Grammar and Composition II 3
ITL  25 Advanced Italian Conversation 3
ITL  26 Italian Culture and Civilization I 3
ITL  27 Italian Culture and Civilization II 3
ITL  30 Dante, Petrarca (Petrarch), and Boccaccio 3
ITL  31 Italian Literature of the Renaissance and the Baroque Period 3
ITL  32 Italian Literature of the 18th Century 3
ITL  33 The Contemporary Italian Novel 3
ITL  35 The Italian Novel from Manzoni to the Voce Period 3
ITL  36 Pirandello and the Modern Theatre 3
ITL/WLT  62 The Italian Poetic Heritage 3
ITL  70 Contemporary Culture and Civilization in Italy 3
ITL  85 Disciplinary Literacy in Italian 3
ITL  99 Seminar in Italian Literature: Special Topics 3
ART  67
The Art of the Baroque
3
ART  70
Modern Art
3
ECO
 41
International Economics
3
GGR
 52
Geography of Western Europe
3
HIS
164
History as Film: European Cinema in the 20th Century
3
MUS
 23
Music in Western Civilization III
3
POL  27 European Political Theory II
3
POL  65
Politics of the European Union
3
POL  68
Government and Politics of Western Europe
3
WLT  22
Short Works of Italian Literature
1.5
WLT
 37
The Making of the Superhero 3
WLT
 39 Horror in Literature 3