Italian Minor

An estimated 180 million people worldwide speak Italian as their primary or secondary language. Almost 17 million North Americans identify as having Italian ancestry. Italian culture is traditionally recognized for its rich contributions to art, architecture, music, literature, and philosophy. Today Italy attracts interest in a wide variety of areas, including tourism, its emigrant heritage, filmmaking, fashion industry, and gastronomy.

Courses used to fulfill the minor requirements must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a grade of C- or better. Coursework transferred in from Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate exams are acceptable with a mark of P*. Further details are available on the department website.

Minor in Italian

Upper-division language courses12
Upper-division courses in literature, linguistics, translation, or film 112
Upper-division electives taught in Italian 24
Total Credits28

Must be taught on the Eugene campus.


Courses must be upper-division, taught in Italian and address the cultures of the Italian-speaking world (e.g. courses in literature, linguistics, language, culture, film, etc.)