Department Requirements

The Italian Studies Minor

The Italian Studies Minor consists of three (3) courses above Italian 2204, including one 3000-level course taken at Bowdoin.  One 2000-level course taken while abroad may count toward the Minor.

The Romance Languages and Literatures Major

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

Students who elect Italian as one of their languages complete 9 courses in two languages above 2204 with the following requirements:

  • Italian 2305 and 2408 [or the equivalent in study abroad]
  • Spanish 2409 and 2410 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian Studies with Hispanic Studies
  • French 2407 or 2408 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian Studies with Francophone Studies
  • French 2409, 2410 or 2411 [or the equivalent in study abroad] If combining Italian Studies with Francophone Studies
  • 3 courses at the 3000 level in either language [1 upper-level literature course may be approved from study abroad] At least two 3000-level courses must be taken at Bowdoin.  At least one of the 3000-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