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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 intermediate level (Italian 3-4), one of which must be in literature. These courses must be taught in Italian.
  2. One course chosen from among the following:
    1. one further course in Italian language, literature, and/or culture, taught in Italian on the Medford/Somerville campus;
    2. a course in Italian literature or culture taught in English in the department of Romance Languages (See Guidelines for acceptable courses);
    3. one of the Italian culture courses listed in the Guidelines for acceptable courses;
    4. an upper-level course taught in Italian, completed in a program abroad (or in another academic institution in the United States), in one of a variety of disciplines.

Please note: No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward the minor.

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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. Interested students should consult the designated advisor for the minor.

Declaring a Minor
Interested students should consult the designated advisor 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).