Italian Minor

The minor in Italian is designed for those who wish to continue their study of the Italian language and acquire a more in-depth knowledge of Italian history, society, literature, and culture. Many use it to support their majors in related fields such as global studies, business, history, art history, and anthropology, and to round out their major in the STEM fields as well. It requires three fewer courses than the Italian major. 


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

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

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

Core Requirements
ITAL 300IDEAs in Action General Education logo Communicating in Italian: Media, Culture, and Society3
Four additional ITAL courses numbered between ITAL 300 and ITAL 699, excluding ITAL 308, 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 the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Romance Studies

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238 Dey Hall, CB# 3170

(919) 962-2062

Undergraduate Advisor and Director of Italian Language Instruction

Amy Chambless


Ellen Welch

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Amy Chambless