Quant'è bella giovinezza
che si fugge tuttavia!
Chi vuol esser lieto, sia:
di doman non c'è certezza!
Lorenzo il Magnifico, Trionfo di Bacco e Arianna
Introduction to Contemporary Italian Poetry
[…] seggendo in piuma
in fama non si vien né sotto coltre
Dante, Divina Commedia, Inferno XXIV
We encourage you to study Italian so you too will experience the rich cultural, intellectual and life
opportunities that unfold to those students whose second language becomes Italian, the foundation
of artistic, literary and historic excellence. It is also the language of design, fashion, invention,
culinary art, and soccer!
Italian will offer you the global edge necessary to be competitive in the world of today
by sharpening your critical thinking (Dante),
your capacity to appreciate and analyze visual arts (Cinema)
and your awareness of the predeterminations of your own language and culture
(while Italian culture opens up an entire new world for you).
Language Courses: Gateway to the Minor
Italian 1A Elementary Italian
Courses required for the Minor in Italian: (12 units or 4 (100 level) courses)
The Italian Minor combines courses on Italian CINEMA, LITERATURE, and CULTURE