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(photo from a May Term travel course to Italy, LC 265 Renaissance Italy)
Italian is one of the many exciting language options for students at IWU. From students in the Liberal Arts to the Fine Arts, majors from disciplines such as Political Science, Music, Mathematics, Art, and Business have chosen to study Italian, and many have gone on to study abroad in Italy for a semester or more. Our core Italian language courses give students the linguistic foundation they need to pursue their academic interests, while learning about the rich cultural heritage of a nation that has significantly shaped Western civilization. From authors and artists such as Dante and Da Vinci, to the power of the Vatican and the splendors of cities such as Florence, Venice, and Rome, the study of Italian is a gateway to the traditions of Western learning. Many students also elect to study Italian in order to reconnect with their family heritage. Andiamo!, the Italian Club, offers students many extracurricular opportunities to experience both contemporary Italian culture as well as Italian-American culture, with regular film nights, meals, and a field trip to discover Chicago's "little Italy."
As you browse our pages, feel free to drop us a line if you have any questions or comments concerning Italian Studies courses, our Study Abroad options, or anything else.
Departmental Phone Number: 309/556-3044
Departmental FAX Number: 309/556-3284
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