The Italian minor requires students to complete 18 hours of study. This includes 12 hours of upper-level courses. The minor can include language and literature courses, among others. Some students take Italian to fulfill their foreign language requirement and then decide to continue into an academic minor. 

Most degree programs at Baylor do not require a student to select a minor area of study.  Students may choose to minor in a field that supplements their major.  They may choose to pursue an area of academic interest completely outside their major. For example, a Language and Linguistics major who has a particular interest in romance languages may choose to minor in Italian.  This helps them gain a greater understanding of the language.

Courses a student might take include Introduction to Italian Literature, Conversation and Composition in Tuscany or Italian through Film.

For more information, contact Dr. Julia Kisacky at


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