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Requirements for Majors & Minors

Minor in Italian
Requirements for the Italian minor consist of 5 courses follows:

  1. Four courses in Italian language, literature, and/or culture above the level of IT 04, one of which must be in literature. These courses must be taught in Italian. (One high school acceleration credit, appearing on the student's Tufts transcript, may be counted as equivalent to IT 21.)
  2. One course chosen from among the following:
    1. a course in Italian literature or civilization taught in English translation (e.g., IT 41, 42, 51, 52, 55, 75);
    2. one of the Italian Culture courses listed in the Tufts Bulletin at the end of the College of Liberal Arts Information section;
    3. one further course in Italian language, literature, and/or culture, taught in Italian on the Medford Campus;
    4. an upper-level course, completed in Italy, in one of a variety of disciplines.

Please note: A maximum of two courses used to fulfill a foundation, distribution, or concentration requirement may be used toward fulfillment of the minor. No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward the minor. All courses used in fulfillment of the minor must be taken for a grade.

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The Senior Year
It is highly recommended that seniors returning from overseas programs enroll in an appropriate Italian course in the Department of Romance Languages during their final year of study.

Declaring a Minor
Interested students should consult the designated adviser for the minor. The Department will inform the appropriate Dean of successful completion of the minor.

Please note: Liberal Arts students may not minor and major in the same discipline; they may not be certified in more than one minor (except when one of the minors is disciplinary and the other is interdisciplinary).