As of 2020, this site is no longer being updated. Please go to the new Italian Department page.
Italian language and culture are taught in a full-immersion, communicative classroom, where students can work toward gaining proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening over as much as four semesters of study. In the fourth semester, students will have a focused introduction to Italian poetry, theater, or prose alongside a review of advanced grammar topics. Students may satisfy the college's general education requirement in a second language, or in the Learning Objective tagged as “comprehending cross-culturally,” with Italian 301/ 302/ 303. Students may also pursue an interdisciplinary minor in Italian Studies.
August 12, 2019
Yoga classes will be every Friday afternoon in the Language Resource Center, Gailor 225. Students will have a low-stress kinesthetic language learning experience. Classes will be led by students or professors or simply following one of the many Youtube videos of yoga classes in a wide variety of languages. Please check with your professor to see if attending these classes can be used for culture points. Read more to find out when classes will be offered in YOUR language!Read more
April 23, 2019
Italian Studies student Xueqiao Li was admitted in the graduate program at the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, Italy. She will be pursuing a Masters in Economics and Management in Arts, Culture, Media, and Entertainment.
April 3, 2019
The French House will compete against the Italian House in a tournament of a game traditional to both France (boules/pétanque) and Italy (bocce) on Wednesday, April 24 at 5 p.m on the lawn of the French House. Come play in the fresh spring air. May the best team win! You don't have to live in the French or Italian House to participate. French & Italian picnic fare will be served.Read more