Why study Italian at Dal?

Learn one of the world's most beautiful languages

The Italian language provides you with access to an important world culture. While modern Italy began emerging into its present-day form in the 19th century, the civilizations that preceded it exerted a strong influence on Western culture. Today, it is one of the world's wealthiest democratic nations, and a leader in a variety of fields, including film, design, cuisine, and intellectual life.

Degree overview

Undergraduate Degree: Minor available with BACS, BA, BComm, BCD, BCS, BMgmt, BMus, BSc
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Science
Department: Italian Studies Program
Campus: Studley Campus, Halifax
Program Length: 4 years
Program Start: September & January

What will I learn?

The Italian Studies minor at Dalhousie has become increasingly popular. All of our instructors are native Italian speakers and we also offer several advanced language courses and courses that focus on Italian literature and culture.

Sample courses:

  • Intermediate Italian
  • Modern Italian Literature
  • Italian National Cinema

Visit the Academic Calendar to view degree options and course details.

Careers and future study

The Italian Studies minor complements your major program by opening doors to a variety of careers and complementing many professional degrees. Career options include:

  • translator
  • art consultant
  • tourism guide

Admission requirements

Undergraduate admission requirements vary based on your previous education and your intended program of study at Dalhousie. Learn about our admissions requirements, book a campus tour, or connect with an advisor if you have questions about your eligibility for admission.

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