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Italian Studies

As an Italian Studies major, you’ll have the opportunity to explore in-depth the language, literature and culture of that part of the world, only recently united into a single nation, where Dante wrote his Comedy, Saint Francis roamed the Umbrian hills and directors like Pasolini and Fellini redefined the relationship between cinema and realism. You’ll be encouraged to immerse yourself in Italian literary and cultural history and to question many of the stereotypes that continue to circulate, in America but also in Italy, about that very history.

Sample Courses

  • Languages/Literatures/Identities
  • The Cinematic Eye of Italy
  • Saint Francis
  • Vogliamo Tutto! The Italian 1970s

Students went off to

  • Study clinical psychology in graduate school
  • Work in the wine industry in Italy
  • Found and serve as CEO of a college preparatory service