Italian language and culture are taught in a full-immersion, communicative classroom, where students can work toward gaining proficiency in reading, writing, speaking, and listening over as much as four semesters of study. In the fourth semester, students will have a focused introduction to Italian poetry, theater, or prose alongside a review of advanced grammar topics. Students may satisfy the college's general education requirement in a second language, or in the Learning Objective tagged as “comprehending cross-culturally,” with Italian 301/ 302/ 303. Students may also pursue an interdisciplinary minor in Italian Studies.


Italian Students go to the Opera
October 3, 2018
Last night, Dr. Perna and a group of students of Italian went to a performance of Verdi's "La Traviata" at TPAC (Tennessee Performing Arts Center) in Nashville.
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Screening of "Call Me by Your Name"
April 2, 2018
Come to the Italian House for a screening of Call Me by Your Name, 2018 Oscar Winner for Best Adapted Screenplay, by Italian director, Luca Guadagnino. There will be snacks and a discussion afterwards. Friday, April 6, 2018 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Italian Soccer- Party
November 9, 2017
Come cheer on the Azzurri (Italy's national soccer team) tomorrow, Friday, November 10 at 1:45 at the Italian House! They'll be playing Sweden in a World Cup qualifying match.
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