Why Take Italian?

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Skills Gained

  • Being an analytical thinker 
  • Being able to critique and examine ideas from a philosophical and literary perspective
  • Having familiarity with art, history, media, and culture of Italy 
  • Giving you a solid exposure to key classical work and modern literary offerings
  • Being able to express yourself in debate, oral presentations as well as in written work 

Sample Job Titles

Various job titles you can have with an Italian Degree:

  • Professor 
  • Art Dealer
  • Historian
  • Foreign Business Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Interpreter 

Fun Facts

  • Italy has been nicknamed Bel Paese (Beautiful country)
  • Italia means "calf land"
  • Italy has more volcanoes than any other European country
  • The Italians invented the viola, violin, cello, and piano
  • Italians have won more Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film than an other country
  • Italy has more famous fashion designers than any other country 
  • There are 15 minority languages officially recognized in Italy called dialetti 

Page last modified June 9, 2023