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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies

109 Satterfield Hall
Tel: 330-672-2150

The Italian Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program in the language, literature, history, theater, music, and art of Italy. Students are introduced to Italian civilization and culture from the Romans to the present, with a focus on a wide range of possible subjects across multiple disciplines. Students in Italian Studies are encouraged to study abroad at the KSU Florence campus in Florence, Italy.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity-Domestic; DG Diversity-Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min Grade
  Choose from the following 1: 18  
  ARTH 42041 Italian Renaissance Art (3)    
  ARTH 42043 The High Renaissance and Mannerism in Italy (3)    
  ARTH 42044 Venetian Renaissance Art (3)    
  ARTH 42046 Baroque Art of the 17th Century (3)    
  ARTH 42091 Art History Seminar (3) 2    
DG/KHU CLAS 21405 The Roman Achievement (3)    
  FDM 35901 Italian Fashion and Culture (3)    
  HIST 41017 Seventeenth-Century Europe (3)    
  HIST 41020 Nineteenth-Century Europe (3)    
  ITAL 25201 Intermediate Italian I (3)    
  ITAL 25202 Intermediate Italian II (3)    
  ITAL 3/4xxx Upper-division Italian electives    
  1. Special topics courses and courses taken at the Kent State Florence campus may be included with the permission of the director of the Italian Studies minor.
  2. ARTH 42091 Art History Seminar is a variable topic seminar. Students declared in the Italian Studies minor may use ARTH 42091 Seminar: Art Experiences in Italy to fulfill minor requirements. Other Art History Seminar topics related to Italy or Italian art may be used to fulfill minor requirements with the permission of the director of the Italian Studies minor.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F)