Why study Italian? Italy was not only the birthplace of the Renaissance, when humankind began to change its view of the world but also continues to be a world leader in literature, architecture, painting, sculpture, and music. It is also an essential international tourist destination as well.
As an indicator of the country’s importance in the world economy, Italy is a member of the Group of Eight (G8), a forum for the heads of state of the world’s major industrial democracies to convene on issues such as development, energy, and terrorism.
Through the Italian minor at Bryant, you will gain an advanced level of language proficiency and a strong understanding of Italian culture. You will develop the necessary tools to become an effective and creative communicator, and prepared to live, study, and work in Italy and in the international community.
Future careers, post-grad opportunities
A minor in Italian will develop your listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills, and prepare you to study, travel, and work abroad in a wide variety of careers including research, teaching, human services, and business, among others. You will complete not only Italian language and culture courses but also general liberal arts, business, and critical-thinking courses. Our graduates are also accepted into prestigious graduate programs and law schools around the world.
For a 12-credit minor:
Reading and Writing (ML-IT305)
One (1) 400-level Italian course
Two (2) additional Italian courses - one may be at the 200 level, and at least one must be at the 300 or 400 level.
Six credits must be earned at Bryant.
THE RIGHT COMBINATION
Emily Swaine ’12
Path: Literary and Cultural Studies, Italian
During her college search, Swaine realized that Bryant offered something different. "I was intrigued by the requirement to study both business and liberal arts, and I knew that the combination would give me more options in the 'real world.'"
Throughout a semester of study in Perugia, Italy, she immersed herself in the region’s culture and language.
Swaine, who received The Literary and Cultural Studies Award at Commencement, hopes to join the Peace Corps or teach English abroad. Her dream is to work for National Geographic magazine, combining her passions for writing and traveling.