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Why I Chose Italian

Expand your world view and communicate across cultures.

Amber Lovett
B.A. Italian 2013 English, Italian, Creative Writing
Librarian, Concordia University

Ready to begin your studies? Declare Italian Major or Minor

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Welcome to the UA's Italian Studies Program

The Italian Studies Program is housed in the Department of French & Italian, College of Humanities.  Here you will find information on our BA degree, course descriptions, faculty profiles, information about majoring and minoring in Italian, study abroad opportunities in Italy, extra-curricular activities, contact information, and more.

About us

  • BA in Italian with specialization in either Language & Literature (in Italian) or Italian Studies (in English translation)
  • Award-winning teachers and advisors
  • One of the largest Italian programs in the United States
  • Study abroad program in Orvieto, Italy
  • World-renowned scholars in Italian language, cinema, literature and culture
  • Courses ranging from Roman Antiquity and the Middle Ages to contemporary Italian fashion, food studies, and cinema.

Looking for information on French Studies?  Please visit their program site at

Meet Our Students

Whether it's a passion for languages, literatures and culture, a calling to serve others around the world, or a desire for a dynamic career, see why we choose Humanities.

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News & Events

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Fulfill Degree Requirements with Italian! All courses are fully online (asynchronous) and fulfill Gen Ed requirements unless otherwise indicated*.   Summer Pre-Session (05/17/2021 - 06/05/2021) ITAL                    160B1            Italian...
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NAILED IT! CHE PASTA!      WHAT? The Department of Italian Studies is organizing a virtual cooking event titled Nailed it! Che Pasta!, open to ALL ITALIAN students. This time the event will focus on PASTA dishes. Based on the feedback they received...
Dr. Maria Letizia Bellocchio
Please help us in congratulating Dr. Letizia Bellocchio who is the spring 2021 recipient of the College of Humanities Distinguished Teaching Award. The College of Humanities sponsors the Distinguished Teaching Award every spring to honor one...

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