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Major in Italian


Minor in Italian


Certificate in Italian




Distinction in Italian


Study Abroad



Italian Studies at Temple University


When you choose to study Italian at Temple you have the following options to choose from:

  • Major in Italian
  • Double Major in Italian with another Major
  • Minor in Italian
  • Obtain a Foreign Language Certificate in Italian

Any one of these options will prepare you with the tools you will need to succeed in an increasingly multicultural society.


Why study Italian?


Apart from being the number one study abroad destination among university students, Italy’s importance in the corporate world and its complimentary pairing with humanities studies make Italian the fourth most studied foreign language in the United States. The Italian Major at Temple University is an interdisciplinary course of study that, in addition to being built on requirements of language proficiency and core knowledge of Italian literary history, places strong emphasis on cultural, global, and national identity studies. An additional learning goal for students of Italian is to demonstrate understanding and appreciation of cultural perspectives and practices in the Italian-speaking world. The program’s methodology is based on a communicative approach coupled with technology–based student engagement practice to enhance the students’ language retention, level of competency, and proficiency, as well as to provide a window into Italian culture. The transferable communication and critical thinking skills acquired by the program prove invaluable to employers of liberal arts graduates.

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Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic Languages
Anderson Hall 525 | 1114 West Berks Street, Philadelphia, PA 19122-6090
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