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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Italian Minor

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Course Requirements

Italian Core (12 credits)


  • *Students who have taken no prior Italian classes should enroll first in ITA 101LEC - Elementary Italian 1st Semester 1st Semester, followed by ITA 102LEC - Elementary Italian 2nd Semester 2nd Semester.
  • *Students who have had only one or two years of high school Italian, or who have not studied Italian in several years, should instead prepare by taking ITA 104LEC , a one-semester refresher course which prepares students for ITA 151LEC.
  • *In contrast, students who do not need the introductory, refresher, or intermediate courses may, with the permission of the Department, begin immediately at the 200 level. Students should consult the RLL website for placement guidelines and e-mail the Department with any questions.
  • *These totals may vary depending on the level at which the student begins study at UB. Students demonstrably prepared to begin at the 200 level are deemed to have satisfied the Elementary and Intermediate requirements, and for them the total credits required for the minor will be reduced.
  • Three courses for the major may fulfill the UB Curriculum Global Pathway requirement through the Language and Culture track. Alternatively, courses for the major may help fulfill the Global Reflection track or the International Experience track of the Global Pathway. Please use the Pathfinder tool to learn more about sequences and options.

Total Credits Required for Minor: 23-28

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Academic Requirements

  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall. 
  • Minimum GPA of 2.000 in all Italian coursework

Transfer Credit Policy

  • At least 50% of required credits for the minor be completed via Italian courses taken on campus. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop language competence and communicative strategies.
  • Apply knowledge of language history.
  • Identify and utilize linguistic core concepts.
  • Identify and analyze rhetorical strategies in different texts and genres.
  • Apply knowledge of cultural and theoretical contexts.
  • Locate and interpret sources and produce original research.
  • Incorporate sources and modes of analysis from multiple disciplines and media.
  • Appraise material critically.
  • Recognize and cultivate personal growth.

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