Career - what can you do with a Italian minor?
Understanding world languages and cultures are fundamental skills for today’s global citizens. Graduates with proficiency in other languages are attractive job candidates in fields as diverse as the arts, business, education, government, health and social services, international relations, journalism, and translation services.
Italy not only offers premier tourism careers, but is a major player in export industries and manufacturing, especially of luxury goods. While Italian business abroad is often conducted in English, speaking the Italian language will give you an advantage when seeking careers with Italian-speaking customers or businesses.
A minor in Italian requires 18 hours of courses at the 2000-4000 levels. Students must take Elementary Italian and Intermediate Italian, as well as elective Italian courses. At least one elective needs to be at the 4000 level.
The Italian minor takes a cultural approach to learning the Italian language. Topics studied include art, literature and film.
- Elementary Italian
- Intermediate Italian
- Independent Readings in Italian Studies
- Italian-American Experience: Mafia, Migration, and the Movies
- Italian Literature: Advanced Studies
Study abroad in Italy
Living in Italy – even if it is only for a short time – is a unique experience, full of opportunities. Rome is the world’s largest outdoor museum. It is rich with churches, monuments and galleries. Because the culture of Rome is so rich and varied, the program organizes special educational tours to places of cultural importance throughout the city. The entire cost of these guided tours is included in the overall cost of the program.
Also included is participation in co-curricular activities related to Italian and Classical culture, including museum visits, neighborhood tours and movies. Examples of past excursions outside of Rome include visits to Ostia, Naples and Pompeii.
Students studying in the program stay in shared apartments arranged by our program partner in Italy, CLI Dante Alighieri. Students will be able to request a single room or double room, depending on availability. Ten meals (breakfast and lunch) per week will be provided through the school.
Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Updated: 02/21/2024 02:37PM