We encourage you to study Italian so you too will experience the rich cultural, intellectual and career opportunities that unfold to those students whose second language becomes Italian… Italian, the language that is the foundation of artistic, literary and historic excellence. It is also the language of design, fashion, invention, culinary art, and soccer!
As a MINOR (coursework at the Sac State campus), Italian will offer you the global edge necessary to be competitive in the job market 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).
Students may also complete a Minor in Florence or apply for the Special Major.
Language Courses: Gateway to the Minor
Italian 1A Elementary Italian
Italian 1B Elementary Italian
Italian 2A/B Combined 2nd and third semesters
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
Italian 102 Italian Advanced Conversation or Italian 104A
Italian 103 Advanced Grammar and Composition or Italian 130
Italian 104A Introduction to Italian Cinema I (G.E. course)
Italian 104B Introduction to Italian Cinema II
Italian 110 Introduction to Italian Literature I DANTE
Italian 111 Introduction to Italian Literature II CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN POETRY
Italian 130 Italian Civilization The Dialogue Form (G.E. Course)
Italian 180 Seminar Conducted in English
Italian 194 Field Experience/Internship
Italian 195 Field Work/Tutoring
Italian 196 Experimental Offerings in Italian
Italian 199 Special Problems