- Majors & Minors in the Humanities
- Africana Studies
- East Asian Studies
- Film & Media Studies
- History of Art
- History of Science & Technology
- Jewish Studies (minor)
- Latin American Studies
- Museums & Society (minor)
- Music (minor)
- Near Eastern Studies
- Romance Languages
- Theatre Arts & Studies (minor)
- Writing Seminars
- Research Opportunities
- Study Abroad
- Freshman Seminars
- Humanities Honors Program
- Interdisciplinary Study
The Italian major, which is part of the Department of German and Romance Languages and Literatures, introduces students to the language and cultures of Italy from Dante to the “Little Italy” of modern American cities. Language courses prepare students to discuss and write about the Italian experience, from the everyday to the political, literary, and artistic. Classes at all levels are small and geared to linguistic and cultural fluency, and most are taught entirely in Italian. The program encourages study in Italy and welcomes honors projects in the major. Students may combine the Italian major with another major for professional purposes or sheer personal satisfaction.
Overview of the Undergraduate Curriculum
Students majoring in Italian are required to take eight courses beyond the first two years of language instruction. Six of these courses must be taught in Italian; two courses may be in Italian film, history, or art history.
Students who have a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher overall, and 3.7 or higher in the courses required by the Italian major, are conferred honors in Romance languages, of which the Italian Program is part.
Many locations throughout Italy are popular destinations for Italian majors studying abroad—Florence, Rome, Venice, and Bologna are just a few examples.
Related Student Groups
Ciao! (Johns Hopkins Italian Club)