This is the first version of the 2022-23 General Catalog. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The undergraduate minor in Italian requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in advanced Italian courses (prefix ITAL) numbered above 3000 taken at the University of Iowa. All courses for the minor must be taught in Italian. Images of Modern Italy (ITAL:2550) and Dante's Inferno (ITAL:4633), if taken for 4 s.h. (includes discussion section in Italian), will count toward the 12 s.h. of advanced courses required for the minor. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor. Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/nonpass. 

Credit for the Italian Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher or Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit equivalent to ITAL:2204 Intermediate Italian II may be counted toward the 3 s.h. maximum of lower-level courses allowed for the minor.

Those who plan to use their work toward a minor in Italian as academic background for earning teacher licensure should contact the Office of Student Services in the College of Education about requirements.

Sample Plan of Study

Sample plans represent one way to complete a program of study. Actual course selection and sequence will vary and should be discussed with an academic advisor. For additional sample plans, see MyUI.

Italian, Minor

Plan of Study Grid (Manual)
Academic Career
Any SemesterHours
The undergraduate minor in Italian requires a minimum of 15 s.h., including 12 s.h. earned in advanced courses (prefix ITAL, numbered above 3000) taken at the University of Iowa.
Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses for the minor and in all UI courses for the minor.
Coursework in the minor may not be taken pass/non-pass.
Credit for the Italian Language and Culture Advanced Placement (AP) exam with a score of 4 or higher or Furthering Language Incentive Program (FLIP) credit equivalent to ITAL:2204 Intermediate Italian II may be counted toward the 3 s.h. maximum of lower-level courses allowed for the minor.
 Hours0
First Year
Fall
ITAL:1101 Elementary Italian I a, b 5
 Hours5
Spring
ITAL:1102 Elementary Italian II a, b 5
 Hours5
Second Year
Fall
ITAL:2203 Intermediate Italian I a, b 4
 Hours4
Spring
ITAL:2204 Intermediate Italian II a, c 4
 Hours4
Third Year
Fall
Minor: advanced Italian course (prefix ITAL, numbered above 3000) d 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: advanced Italian course (prefix ITAL, numbered above 3000) d 3
 Hours3
Fourth Year
Fall
Minor: advanced Italian course (prefix ITAL, numbered above 3000) d 3
 Hours3
Spring
Minor: advanced Italian course (prefix ITAL, numbered above 3000) d 3
 Hours3
 Total Hours30
a
Language level placement will be determined by the online placement test score and consultation with the Director of Italian Studies. Students who place into the 5th semester level of the language will begin coursework at that level and will not be required to take semesters 1-4 of the language.
b
This course is a prerequisite for the required minor courses.
c
Students may also take an Italian elective course
d
All courses for the minor must be taught in Italian; ITAL:2550 and ITAL:4633, if taken for 4 s.h. (includes discussion section in Italian), will count towards the 12 s.h. of advanced courses required for the minor.