To study a language such as Italian is to delve into a country’s way of life, learn about its past and explore its importance in today’s global structure. Our minor in Italian studies provides an opportunity for students to achieve proficiency in the language while adding to their cultural knowledge of Italy.
Our program provides opportunities for students to hone their skills in four key areas: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Additionally, students who minor in Italian studies participate in a short-term or semester study abroad program in Italy and are encouraged to pursue Italian-focused courses related to or complementing their major.
Our approach to the study of languages is rooted in our Catholic liberal arts tradition and defined by the freedom to explore and expand potential in all people. We encourage our students to seek new experiences that lead to proficiency in the language and develop an appreciation for our multicultural world.
Life After Salve
Italy is a global leader in arts and luxury goods markets, but also has a strong reputation in new fields such as robotics, electromechanical machinery, shipbuilding and space engineering. Its economy ranks in the top 10 worldwide, making a minor in Italian studies a desirable asset in business circles.
Graduates with proficiency in a foreign language may consider careers in fields such as:
- Civil service
- Educational administration
- Foreign service
- Health services
- Social work