Italian Literary and Cultural Studies Minor

This minor focuses on Italian literary studies but also allows students to take advanced coursework in Italian language, communication, and cultural studies. (All 3000-level coursework on Italian cinema may also be counted towards the minor in Film Studies.)

Italian courses comprise two main groups:

Group 1 (Literature)

ILCS 3237, 3245, 3246, 3247, 3250, 3251, 3253, 3254, 3255W, 3256, 3261, 3262, 3293, 3295, 3298, 4279.

Group 2 (Language, Communication, and Culture)

ILCS 3239, 3240, 3255W, 3258W, 3259, 3260W, 3270, 3291, 3293, 3295, 3298, 4279.

For the minor in Italian, students must take 18 credits of ILCS courses at the 2000 level or above and according to the following guidelines:

  1. At least one composition course: ILCS 3239 or 3240 or 3293.
  2. One introductory or literary survey course: ILCS 3245, 3246, 3247, 3250, 3251, 3256, 3261, 3262, 3293, 3295, 3298, 4279.
  3. Four courses taken from Groups 1 or 2 (which are not used to satisfy requirements A or B). No more than three of these four courses may be taken from the same group:
  4. Only one W course may be counted as part of the 18 required Italian credits for the minor.
  5. Education Abroad in Italy: Students are strongly encouraged to participate in a variety of UConn-sponsored Education Abroad programs (and also have the option of enrolling in non-sponsored programs). In either case, students should consult with the ILCS faculty to determine which courses will receive credits. Students who enroll in study abroad programs not sponsored by UConn do not necessarily receive UConn credits for their coursework.

In addition, the following rules apply:

  • A minimum of 12 of the minor credits must consist of Italian courses taken in residence.
  • Up to six credits may be met by ILCS 3293, with the consent of the advisor.
  • UConn’s Early College Experience courses may be counted towards the minor.
  • A single course cannot satisfy more than one requirement.

The minor is offered by the Literatures, Cultures and Languages Department.

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