Italian is spoken by approximately 63 million people and is one of four official languages of Switzerland. Italian is the fifth most taught non-native language worldwide, after English, French, Spanish, and German. There are an estimated 110 million to 120 million speakers of Italian as a second or cultural language.
The Italian minor is designed to provide students with an advanced level of language proficiency and a strong understanding of the Italian culture. Besides equipping students with the necessary tools to become effective and creative communicators, the Italian minor also prepares students to develop the global perspective and to live, study and work in Italy and the international community.
Italian Advanced Level Course Offerings
|Conversation and Composition|
|Directed Study in Italian|
|Italian Language and Culture|
|Italian for Business|