Curriculum Information Guide
Italian Studies MinorDr. Matilde Fava, Chair
Modern Languages Dept.
School of Arts & Sciences
The Italian Studies minor consists of 18 credits (six 3-credit courses). Students will be required to take MLG 306 and Italian 122, and four additional courses chosen with the approval of the program’s coordinator. Students interested in learning the Italian language and perhaps teaching Italian should concentrate on courses taught in the Italian language, while those interested in different careers should choose courses in other disciplines (film, sociology, art, etc.).
Student Learning Outcomes:
- Students will acquire an understanding and appreciation of Italian language, culture, culinary tradition, and civilization.
- Students will develop intercultural competency to prepare them for doing business or study abroad in Italy.
- Students will be empowered to employ interdisciplinary perspectives and knowledge (e.g., business, history, film, literature, politics, economics) as it pertains to Italy.
About Academic Minors
Farmingdale State College students are invited to enhance their studies with an "Academic Minor." A minor is a cluster of thematically related courses drawn from one or more departments. In addition to department based minors (e.g. computer programming & info systems), interdisciplinary minors are also available (e.g. legal studies).
Academic minors are approved by the College-Wide Curriculum Committee and the Provost. Students must make application for an academic minor through the department offering the minor in conjunction with the Registrar's Office Specific course work must be determined in consultation with a faculty member in the department offering the minor. A statement of successful completion of the academic minor will appear on the student's transcript at the time of graduation.
- A minor is considered to be an optional supplement to a student's major program of study.
- Completion of a minor is not a graduation requirement and is subject to the availability of the courses selected. However, if the requirements for a minor are not completed prior to certification of graduation in the major, it will be assumed that the minor has been dropped. Consequently, the student will only be certified for graduation in their primary major.
- Only students in 4 year baccalaureate programs can apply for a minor.
- A minor should consist of 15 to 21 credits.
- At least 12 credits must be in courses at the 200 level or higher.
- At least 9 credits must be residency credits.
- Specific requirements for each minor are determined by the department granting the minor.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 in their minor. Some minors may require a higher GPA.
- Students are prohibited from declaring a minor in the same discipline as their major (e.g. one cannot combine an applied math minor with an applied math major). Academic minors may not apply to all curricula.
- Students are permitted to double-count courses.
- Students are only permitted to take more than one minor with appropriate written approval of their department chair or curriculum Dean.
|Fall 2019 - Subject to Revision|
|MLG 306 Italian Culture and Civilization|
|ITA 122 Italian II (Elementary)|
Four additional courses for the minor may be chosen from the following:
Students are encouraged to study abroad in Italy. Courses taken in Italy will be reviewed by the coordinator and considered toward the minor requirements.
Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.