The Italian Studies minor offers students the opportunity to attain an advanced level of proficiency in Italian language while taking a number of discipline-based courses that concentrate on Italian themes. The minor complements liberal arts degrees in many aspects of Western or European studies, including art history, history, philosophy, political science, and religious studies. See Minors under the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences in the Colleges and Programs section of this catalog.
Students are encouraged to consider opportunities for study in Italy through the Education Abroad Program (EAP). There are UC programs in Florence, Bologna, Milan and Rome (no previous knowledge of Italian required for Rome). This is an excellent opportunity to become deeply familiar with another country and its culture while earning academic units towards graduation. Students should plan study abroad well in advance to ensure that the courses taken fit with their overall program at UCR. Consult the departmental student affairs officer for assistance. For further details visit UCR’s EAP/OAP website or call 951-827-2508. A list of participating countries is found under Education Abroad Program in the Curricula and Courses section.