Italian Studies Minor

Declaring a major or minor in Italian studies is a three-step process:

  • Print a petition for the major or minor and fill it out to the best of your ability. Be sure to indicate your expected graduation term (EGT) on the petition. Your EGT is visible in your student advising summary or on your My.UCSC student portal.
  • Meet with the Italian studies program director in order to discuss your plans and fill out a major or minor checklist.
  • Meet with with an Italian studies staff adviser in order to review and complete your declaration form. In order to schedule an appointment with a staff adviser, email, call (831) 459-4778, or come to the Literature Department office (Humanities 1, room 303).

Course Requirements

Lower-Division Courses

Each student must complete the lower-division language sequence (ITAL 1ITAL 6), or equivalent.

ITAL1First-Year Italian


ITAL2First-Year Italian


ITAL3First-Year Italian


ITAL4Second-Year Italian


ITAL5Second-Year Italian


ITAL6Second-Year Italian


Upper-Division Courses

Students must complete five upper-division courses in Italian studies, as follows:

ITAL106Italian Culture Through Film



• Two Italian literature courses

• One course in Italian history

• One course in Italian art history.

A course featuring the work of Dante is recommended. Three of the five upper-division courses must be completed at UCSC; three must be taught substantially in Italian. A maximum of two courses may be transferred from EAP.

Students can consult Italian Studies course offerings for each of the above categories.

Students may also consult departmental websites to view available courses.