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A minor in Italian studies requires at least 18 credits, none of which can be earned at the 100 level.

Course Title Hours
ITAL 201Intermediate Italian3
ITAL 202Intermediate Italian Readings3
or ITAL 205 Intermediate Conversation
Select at least six credits at the 300 level or above from courses taught in Italian6
Select six credits from courses taught in either Italian or English6
Total Hours18

Courses taught in English must focus on subjects related to Italian culture, such as literature in translation, cultural studies or Italian cinema.

Note: Language placement test results cannot substitute for completion of course work. Italian studies minors must take at least two upper-level courses at VCU in Italian.