Italian Studies (16ITM)


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.


  • 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) course 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 201 Intermediate Italian I
  • FLI 202 Intermediate Italian II

 Elective Courses

Any two (2) of the following:

  • FLI 208 Intermediate Italian Conversation
  • FLI 308 Italian Reading & Conversation
  • FL 295 Special Topics in Foreign Language and Literatures
  • FL 298 Independent Study in Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • FLI 318 Italian Society Through Its Cinema
  • FL 495 Special Topics in Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • FL 498 Independent Study in Foreign Language and Literature

AND Any one (1) of the following:

  • FLI 315 Italian Civilization and Culture
  • FLI 318 Italian Society Through Its Cinema
  • HI 410 Italian Renaissance
  • HI 418 Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany
  • HA 201 History of Art from Ancient Greece through the Renaissance
  • HA 202 History of Art from the Renaissance through the 20th Century


Students first download a Departmental Minor Declaration Form and consult with their major advisor for approval of the minor program. After the student obtains the major advisor’s signature, he/she meets with the minor advisor to develop a plan of study indicating required courses and expected dates of completion. A copy of the student’s minor plan of study will be kept on file in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures.


University Minor Declaration Form should be submitted to Registration and Records for inclusion of the minor on the student’s official record. Paperwork for certification should be completed no later than during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State. Students should meet with the Coordinator of Advising, Ms. Susan Navey-Davis 919.515.9288,, 321 Withers, to complete the final certification. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor.

Contact Person

Anna Rita Bonaduce-Dresler
Withers Hall 222, Box 8106
SIS Code: 16ITM