Italian Minor

Department of Romance Studies

238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Dr. Amy Chambless, Undergraduate Advisor and Director of Italian Language Instruction

Dr. Glynis Cowell, Director of Undergraduate Studies

The Department of Romance Studies is a diverse, multicultural, and plurilingual academic unit that engages in research and instruction in French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and the historical minority languages of Europe and the Americas.

Department Programs



Graduate Programs


In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least 9 credits of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
ITAL 300Communicating in Italian: Media, Culture, and Society3
Four additional ITAL courses numbered between ITAL 300 and ITAL 699, excluding ITAL 401, ITAL 402, ITAL 691H, and ITAL 692H12
Total Hours15

With the approval of the undergraduate advisor in Italian, one of the four elective courses may be substituted with a course at the 200-level or a course in such allied fields as classics, history, art, music, and women’s and gender studies.

Completion of ITAL 204 or ITAL 402 is considered a prerequisite for the minor.

Italian (ITAL) course descriptions.

See program page here for special opportunities.