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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin

Interdepartmental Minor in

Italian Studies, Florence Center

College of Arts and Sciences

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Coordinator: James E. Pitts (International Programs)

The Italian Studies Florence Center minor is concerned with the culture of Italy from ancient times to the present. The minor is built around the student's program of studies at the Florida State University Florence Study Center, allowing the student to pursue the minor before, during, and after the student attends the Florence program. The minor gives greater focus to, and enhances the quality of, the student's program of studies in Italy. The sojourn in Florence is the essential element in the minor, providing direct involvement in contemporary Italian civilization as well as exposure to Italy's historical cultural artifacts.

Requirements for a Minor in Italian Studies

The interdisciplinary minor requires the completion of fifteen semester hours in courses approved by the Italian Studies Florence Center Minor Coordinating Committee. At least nine semester hours of approved courses must be taken while the student is in residence at the Florence Study Center. A maximum of nine semester hours may be counted in any single academic discipline. Students who intend to minor in Italian Studies should declare this intention with International Programs at the end of the semester in Florence. Contact Betty Seymour at for further information.

The student must have completed at least three semester hours (or the equivalent) in elementary Italian prior to attending the Florence Center.

A minimum grade of "C–" must be earned for all courses taken for the minor. In addition, a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 must be maintained in all courses counted toward the minor.

Core Courses

These courses will be counted in the minor whether they are taken at the Tallahassee campus or in Florence. Descriptions of these courses can be found under the individual departments in which they are taught:

ARH 3150 Art and Archaeology of Ancient Italy (3)

ARH 4120 Etruscan Art and Archaeology (3)

ARH 4151 Art and Archaeology of the Early Roman Empire (3)

ARH 4154 Archaeology of the Late Roman Empire (3)

ARH 4210 Early Christian and Byzantine Art (3)

ARH 4304 History of Renaissance Architecture (3)

ARH 4310 Early Italian Renaissance Art: 15th Century (3)

ARH 4312 Later Italian Renaissance Art: 16th Century (3)

ARH 4352 Southern Baroque Art (3)

CLA 2010 Peoples of the Roman World (3)

CLA 2123 Debates About the Past: Roman Civilization, History and Culture (3)

CLA 3502 Women, Children, and Slaves in Ancient Rome: The Roman Family (3)

CLA 4447r Studies in Roman History (3)

CLA 4780r Classical Archaeology: Field Work (1–6)

EUH 3431 Modern Italy (3)

EUH 4140 Renaissance (3)

EUH 4412 The Roman Republic (3)

EUH 4413 The Roman Empire (3)

LNW 4320 Roman Lyric, Elegiac, and Pastoral Poetry (3)

LNW 4340 Roman Epic (3)

LNW 4360 Roman Satire (3)

LNW 4380 The Roman Historians and Cicero (3)

MUS 4242 Italian Language and Diction for Singers (3)

PHH 3061 Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy (3)

REL 3505 The Christian Tradition (3)

In addition, any Italian courses at the 2000 level or above will count toward the Italian Studies minor.

Note: Each student must have completed at least one introductory course in Italian—on the freshman level—prior to studying at the Florence Center in order to qualify for a minor in Italian Studies. Note also that courses used to satisfy the University's foreign language requirement for the BA degree may not also count in the minor.

Related Courses

These courses may be counted in the minor only when they are taken at the Florence Study Center:

ARH 2000 Art, Architecture, and Artistic Vision (3)

ARH 2050 History and Criticism of Art I (3)

ARH 2051 History and Criticism of Art II (3)

ARH 4211 Early Medieval Art (3)

ARH 4230 Later Medieval Art (3)

ARH 4933 Special Topics in Art History [Florentine Renaissance] (3)

ART 1300C Drawing I (3)

CLT 3370 Classical Mythology (3)

ENC 3310 Article and Essay Technique (3)

ENC 4311 Advanced Article and Essay Workshop (3)

EUH 2000 Ancient and Medieval Civilizations (3)

HUM 2235 Humanities: From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment (3)

HUM 3930 Special Topics [Food and Drink of Italy] (3)

HUM 4931r Topics in the Civilization of Britain or Italy (3)

IFS 2099 International Programs E-Series (3)

IFS 3091 The Culture is in the Cuisine: The Food of Italy (3)

IND 3930 Special topics in Interior Design [Sketching the City] (3)

IND 4101r History of Interiors I (3)

PGY 2100C Photo for Non-Art Majors (3)

All other courses offered at the Florence Study Center may be counted toward the minor if a course syllabus shows that at least fifty percent of the material presented is relevant to the minor, and provided the Florence Center Minor Coordinating Committee gives approval for their inclusion in the minor. In addition, special topics courses offered on Florida State University's campus on a one-time basis may be counted if the Coordinating Committee approves them. To have such courses considered, petition the Coordinating Committee, International Programs, University Center A5500, Tallahassee, FL, 32306-2420.


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