A minor in Italian studies requires at least 18 credits, none of which can be earned at the 100 level. Only six credits may be earned by completing ITAL 201 and ITAL 202 or ITAL 205. At least six credits must be taken at the 300 level or above from courses taught in Italian. The remaining six credits can be taken from courses taught in either Italian or English. 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.