Minor in Italian
Interested students should consult the designated advisor for the minor.
Program Requirements and Policies
- Five courses are required to complete the Minor in Italian.
- 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).
- No more than one credit in Independent Study may be counted toward the minor.
- 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.
- 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.
- One course chosen from among the following:
- One further course in Italian language, literature, and/or culture, taught in Italian on the Medford/Somerville campus;
- A course in Italian literature or culture taught in English in the department of Romance Languages (See Guidelines for acceptable courses);
- One of the Italian culture courses listed in the Guidelines for acceptable courses;
- 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.
Course Requirements For Engineering Students
The Humanities and/or Arts (HA) and Social Sciences (SS) requirements for students in the School of Engineering may be satisfied by a Special Minor in Italian language and culture.
Engineering students may not minor and major in the same discipline; they may not be certified in more than one minor, except when completing a Special Minor for Engineers in foreign language and culture studies; they may not be certified in a minor if they have more than one major, except when completing a Special Minor for Engineers in foreign language and culture studies.
For further information, see the designated advisors for the Special Minors for Engineering Students.
The following six courses are required:
- Five credits above Italian 02.
- The sixth credit must be taken in the Social Sciences or the Humanities, concentrating on the area in which the target language is spoken.
Please note the following stipulations:
- Of the five credits taken in the Department of Romance Languages to satisfy Requirement I, no more than one credit may be taken in English.
- Students must determine their level of proficiency in the language by examination:
- Placement test at Tufts;
- Advanced Placement Test Score;
- CEEB SAT II Subject Test Score.
- Students will not be given credit toward the minor for courses taken below this initial placement.
- Students must consult the designated advisor for the special minor.
- Independent Studies will not be available.