Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Minor in Italian Language and Culture

15 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)


The mission of the minor in Italian Language and Culture is to enable students to read and understand Italian texts. It enables them to communicate about the simple and routine tasks of everyday life, requiring a direct exchange of information on familiar topics and activities.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Understand modern and contemporary Italian texts.
2. Communicate in Italian fluently on topics that are familiar, of personal interest or pertinent to everyday life (e.g. family, hobbies, work, travel and current events).
3. Deal with most situations likely to arise whilst travelling in an area where Italian is spoken.

Program Outcomes

a. Acquire a thorough knowledge of all 4 linguistic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
b. Learn the most common and basic phonetic, grammatical and lexical structures through conversation and simple dialogues.
c. Develop verbal communication skills that will enable interaction in basic everyday conversations.
d. Apply writing skills as they produce personal narratives and short compositions.
e. Gain familiarity with some aspects of contemporary Italian life and culture.
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