Department Requirements

The Italian Minor

The Italian Minor consists of three (3) courses above Italian 204, including one 300-level course taken at Bowdoin.  One 200-level course taken while abroad may count toward the Minor.

The Romance Languages Major

Students who are interested in studying two Romance languages at Bowdoin (French, Italian and Spanish) may elect to pursue the Romance Languages major.

Students who elect Italian as one of their languages complete 9 courses in two languages above 204 with the following requirements:

  • Italian 205 and 208 [or the equivalent in study abroad]
  • Spanish 209 and 210 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian with Spanish
  • French 207 or 208 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian with French
  • French 209, 210 or 211 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian with French
  • 3 courses at the 300 level in either language [1 upper-level literature course may be approved from study abroad] At least two 300-level courses must be taken at Bowdoin.  At least one of the 300-level courses must be in Italian.
  • Up to 4 credits toward the major for a year of study away and up to 3 credits may be earned through a semester of study away