Studying Italian language and culture is a gateway to the world of great and lasting achievements in the arts and sciences. Knowledge of the Italian language opens doors to professions in the culinary, tourism and hospitality fields, in which Italy is internationally renowned. Italy is a world leader in interior design, fashion, furniture production, graphic design, as well as in machine tool manufacturing, robotics, shipbuilding, and space engineering. Italy is also the nation with the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Studying Italian at Mizzou adds essential skills to degrees in music, art history and archeology, architectural studies, international studies, textile and apparel management, food science and nutrition, and can strengthen careers in business, engineering, global public health, film studies, literature, philosophy, religious studies, and journalism.

The School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures offers a minor in Italian Studies through a flexible and engaging program of study. Students can choose among courses offered by Italian faculty, or across disciplines, and/or in study-abroad programs. Recent courses include Italian Civilization, Italian Cinema, Transnational and Migrant Cinema, and courses on the literary global sensation Elena Ferrante. See Course Offerings on the MU Catalog for a complete list of the Italian courses offered within the Italian program. For current offering, click on the tab "Courses" at the bottom of this page. 

For more information, please contact the Director of the Italian program, Dr. Roberta Tabanelli,