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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  • Luca Vullo

    Letters from CIE

    Award-winning Italian photographer Mario Badagliacca displays his series of pictures of migrants of different backgrounds detained in Centers for Identification and Expulsion in Italy.

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  • In Memoriam

    It is with infinite sadness that we announce the loss of one of our best and brightest, Adrián M. Gutiérrez. Adrián was not only a student in Italian and European Studies, he was a joy to be around.

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