Dickinson offers a variety of courses in Italian language, literature and civilization. The study of the Italian language is preparatory to the upper-level courses in literature and civilization. Dickinson offers a major in Italian Studies and a minor in Italian.
Students whose primary interest is the study of European politics, history, economics, and international affairs and who consider spending their junior year at the Dickinson Center for European Studies in Bologna, Italy, may want to fulfill their language requirement in Italian. This option would give them a solid linguistic and cultural background before going abroad. They could also take courses at the University of Bologna and consider a major in Italian studies as a second major.