The Italian Program within the Department of Languages and Literatures focuses on developing students’ linguistic abilities, cultural understanding, and critical thinking. Courses draw on varied sources such as literary and non-literary texts, film, art and music, and technology in order to engage students in an evolving global community.
Minor in Italian
For students who begin college study at the beginning (IT 101 - 102) or intermediate (IT 151–152) levels, the Italian minor requires the completion of 18 credits. For students who begin college study at the advanced level (IT 201 or above), the minor requires the completion of 12 credits.
For further information on the program or on placement into Italian courses, please contact Professor Claire Marrone, Coordinator of the Italian Program.
Certificates in Advanced Language Study
Students can earn Certificates in Advanced Language Study after the completion of 6 credits at the advanced, third-year college level (201 or higher) in Spanish or Italian. Credit toward the certificates can be satisfied by coursework taken at Sacred Heart, study abroad credit, or transfer credit once the student has enrolled at our university. Because the certificates carry only 6 credits, AP, IB, and CLEP credit are not accepted. Students pursuing foreign language majors or minors would not earn certificates as they already would be formally minoring or majoring.