The Italian Studies program is part of the Department of European Studies in the College of Arts and Letters at SDSU. The program currently offers coursework leading to a minor in Italian. It emphasizes language, culture, literature and film. Minors acquire a broad background in contemporary Italy and its origins from historical, social, linguistic, literary, and cultural points of view. In addition, both the majors in European Studies and International Business include a language and culture concentration with emphasis in Italian.

  • Courses

    Our courses develop students’ skills in language and introduce them to Italian culture. Students can focus on language and composition, literature, civilization, film, or the field of Italian Studies.

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  • In Memoriam

    It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our colleague Graziella Spinelli Kehrenberg, one of the first teaching faculty in Italian at San Diego State University and throughout the region.

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  • Events

    Learning Italian involves more than just conjugating verbs! To truly learn a language, you must become part of its culture. Join us for our many events that celebrate the Italian culture.

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