Minor in Italian and Italian American Studies

Why Minor in Italian and Italian American Studies?

Add a minor in Italian and Italian American Studies to your major and more professional opportunities will open up for you! Employers in the fields of business, law, communication, fashion, tourism (among others) seek for candidates who are proficient in one (or more!) foreign language and culture. Job interviewers will value your open-mindedness, your ability to read analytically and think critically, your knowledge of history and understanding of Italian culture and society in its development. Our courses expose students to the most innovative critical, analytical, and theoretical approaches in Italian studies today, providing a solid foundation for advanced and postgraduate studies. Students report that their training in Italian significantly enhanced their professional and academic opportunities.

Remember that if you complete a major in Teacher Education, you can teach Italian too! All you need to do to get an endorsement in Italian, is to earn 20 credit hours in the subject matter beyond 104 and take the content exam in Italian. Schools tend to hire candidates who can teach more than one subject/language. Consider adding a minor in Italian especially if you are a major in the Teaching of Spanish, French, German. Questions? Contact Professor Inma Taboada.

UIC Italian minors enjoy talking to their Italian friends at UIC, in Chicago and overseas. They are encouraged to take advantage of the many opportunities the UIC Study Abroad Office offers to study in Italy, and eventually find jobs for which their understanding of Italian society in a global context is an asset.

Requirements

Students who want to minor in Italian must complete 19 semester hours.

There are:

  • 1 required course (a Basic Language course)
  • 2 selectives (in Italian to be selected from an approved list)
  • 3 electives 

Interested? Learn how to declare a minor