Italian Minor

Minors in Italian will take a minimum of six courses numbered ITAL 1501 Intermediate Italian I and higher, to be chosen in consultation with the assigned departmental Italian minor adviser.

Courses for the minor, to be completed all in Italian, normally include the following:

Course Title Credits
ITAL 1501Intermediate Italian I3
ITAL 1502Intermediate Italian II3
ITAL 2001Italian Language and Literature3
ITAL 2500Approaches to Literature 14
or ITAL 2561 Reading Culture Through Literature
Two additional electives in Italian at the 3000-level 28

Students who place out of ITAL 1501, ITAL 1502, or ITAL 2001 will replace them with upper-level elective courses.

All courses counting towards the core language requirement and the major or the minor in a modern foreign language, literature and culture must be taken for credit and a letter grade. When AP or IB credits are awarded as equivalent to the 1502 level in a language, these credits will be applied toward the core language requirement and, as elective credits, toward graduation, but they will not be applied toward the major or the minor in that language.

Study Abroad

Up to two courses for the Italian minor may be taken abroad. These courses must be approved by the Italian minor adviser prior to studying abroad.


The minor in Italian is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Italian only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.