College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Modern and Classical Language Studieswww.kent.edu/mcls
About This Program
The Italian minor is designed for students who wish to speak, read and write in Italian. Required coursework provides a strong grammar foundation and guides students through further development of listening, reading, writing and conversational skills. Students are also introduced to Italian civilization and culture through history, literature and conversation classes conducted in Italian and using Italian-language texts. Students have the opportunity for additional exploration of Italian cultural topics through elective offerings in both Italian and English.
Students may complete some of the coursework for the minor through Kent State's Florence program in Florence, Italy.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students declared only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Speak in Italian on a variety of topics using appropriate styles of speech.
- Write in Italian on Italian cultural topics (such as literature, history, politics, society and the arts) and express themselves creatively in Italian.
- Read and analyze authentic Italian texts such as literary works, nonfiction, history texts, newspaper articles and web content.
- Recognize and interpret spoken Italian.
- Exhibit a fundamental understanding of aspects of modern Italian society (such as the economy, religion, media, political system, social issues) and Italy's cultural heritage (such as the history of the Italian peninsula and the Italian literary canon).