Italian Language Students at VCU
Italian Language Program of the School of World Studies
The Italian Program at VCU offers students a transformative experience through studying Italian language and culture. Language courses are designed to promote the core competencies in language learning: speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Courses in the Italian minor focus on the impact of Italy and its contribution to society across different disciplines such as literature, the arts, politics, history as well as familiarizing students with contemporary issues of Italian society. The Italian minor allows students to perfect their Italian speaking skills and gives students a translingual and transcultural educational experience that meets the demands of the 21st century.
The minor in Italian Studies is a very versatile program that can enhance a student's degree in International Studies, Sculpture, Craft and Material Studies, Art History, Communication Arts, Graphic Design, Theater, Music, Painting and Print Making, Interior Design, Fashion, History, and International Relations. The Italian minor gives students an in-depth knowledge of Italian language and culture across 18 Credit Hours.
Vera Abbate, Ph.D.
Sydney Conrad, Ph.D Candidate
Gabriella Valsecchi, Adjunct Instructor of Italian
Rita Paolino, Adjunct Instructor of International Studies & Italian
Bernardo Piciche', Associate Professor of World Studies
Program Directors: Rita Paolino & Cinzia Corubolo
Program Director: Gabriella Valsecchi