The undergraduate minor in Italian requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in advanced Italian courses (prefix ITAL) numbered above ITAL:3002 taken at the University of Iowa. All courses for the minor must be taught in Italian. ITAL:2550 - Images of Modern Italy and ITAL:4633 - Dante's Inferno, if taken for 4 s.h. (includes discussion section in Italian), will count toward the 12 s.h. of advanced courses required for the minor. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit may not be counted toward the minor.

The Italian Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher is considered to be the equivalent to ITAL:2203 - Intermediate Italian I and ITAL:2204 - Intermediate Italian II. Students with previous knowledge of Italian language, should take the World Languages Placement Test (WLPT) to determine the best level for your first enrollment in a language course.

Those who plan to use their work toward a minor in Italian as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education about requirements.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the minor in French, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Five courses in Italian language, or literature and culture 15
Total Hours 15