An Italian minor establishes your competence in the language, which can be an advantage in jobs in many fields within our global economy. The minor also prepares you for travel in Italy. It is an invaluable supplement to majors where original sources are in Italian (such as fine arts, history, philosophy, and journalism). In addition to language skills, students who minor in Italian increase their skills in reasoning, communication, and multicultural understanding. The minor requires 15 credit hours.