Loyola University Maryland

Modern Languages & Literatures

Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor consists of six courses concentrating on Italian Studies. The six courses must be distributed with:

  • Three to four courses in Italian language (IT), at the 201 level and higher.
  • Two or three approved courses in another field or in other fields; for example, art history (AH) and music (MU), or psychology (PY) and business (IB).
  • Up to 3 classes can be counted from a study abroad program.
  • Some courses will always count; others will count depending upon the syllabus of the course for that semester.  These courses must meet specific criteria in order to be counted toward the minor.  Ordinarily students bring the syllabus to the coordinator of Italian Studies at registration time in order to have the course approved for their minor.

Courses may be counted toward the minor if, in a given semester, the course meets one of the following requirements:

  • At least one-half of the course material involves Italian or Italian tradition as measured through written work and topics covered through lecture, reading, and testing.
  • The student completes a final project involving Italy (its culture, literature, and/or history/social situation).
  • It is taught in Italian about Italian materials.

Courses must be distributed minimally across three disciplines (e.g., EN, HS, IT, ML).  Two courses may be cross-counted between the Italian Studies Minor and another major or minor, as long as the department chair in the other major or minor is in agreement.

A list of courses for each semester is available from Coordinators and in the course selection booklet for the given semester.

View Complete List of Italian Studies Courses and Requirements


Dr. Leslie Zarker Morgan
Maryland Hall 461

Affiliated Faculty

  • Thomas McCreight, Associate Professor, Classics
  • Robert Miola, Professor of Classics and Gerard Manly Hopkins Professor of English
  • Leslie Zarker Morgan, Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures (Italian and French)
  • Barnaby Nygren, Associate Professor, Fine Arts
  • Martha Taylor, Professor, Classics, Fine Arts (Art History) and History
  • Joseph Walsh, Professor of Classics and History
  • Paul Oorts, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures  (Italian and French)
  • Giuliana Risso Robberto, Instructor, Modern Languages and Literatures (Italian)
  • Nicolino Applauso, Affiliate Assistant Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures (Italian)
Catherine Savell

Catherine Savell

This member of the French faculty started a nonprofit to support children and young adults experiencing poverty in Haiti

Modern Languages & Literatures