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 as follows:

  • Three to four courses in Italian language (IT), at the 201 level and higher (for members of the classes of 2024 and after, at the 104 level and higher).
  • Two or three approved courses in two other fields; for example, art history (AH) and music (MU), or psychology (PY) and business (IB).
  • Up to three classes can be counted from a study abroad program.
  • Some courses will always count; others will count depending upon and 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.  Minor forms and other forms can be found here.

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

Spring 2021 Italian Studies Courses

IT 104D - Intermediate Italian II
IT 202D - The Living Language
CL 212 - The Classical Epics
HS 327 - Disasters of Ancient Rome
CL 337D - The Multicultural Roman Empire
HS 309 - Laws, Lawyers and Litig Europe

View Complete List of Italian Studies Courses and Requirements

View Italian Studies Brochure


Giuliana Risso Robberto (Lecturer, Italian)
Maryland Hall 467

Barnaby Nygren, Associate Professor of Fine Arts (Art History)
College Center W031

Affiliated Faculty

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

Fall 2021 Office Hours forthcoming.

Fall Newsletter forthcoming.

Nora Benedict

Nora Benedict

Nora credits her Loyola education with affording her critical thinking skills and relationships with faculty, both of which inspired a career in academia

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