Degree Offered

Minor

The Italian program at Seattle University is designed to give students the opportunity to explore the Italian culture, and to learn its beautiful and musical language, while comparing their own language and culture with that of Italy, the boot-shaped European peninsula extending into the Mediterranean Sea.

Italy is a fascinating country that boasts more World Heritage sites than any other country in the world and a unique lifestyle. When students learn its language, they gain the exclusive key to access and experience not only its culture wealth (music, art, literature, sites), but also its modern society, and to become a part of it. Italy is among the seven most industrialized nations in the world and the third-largest economy in the eurozone. Its economy encompasses almost every type of industry and is particularly known for precision machinery, metal, cars, electronics, and fashion products. Italy is a main player in the world's agricultural products, exporting large quantities of wine, olive oil, pasta, cheese, fruit and vegetables. Small-medium size enterprises are typical in Italian and many of them are still family owned. Knowing Italian can open your heart and expand your horizon.

Program Summary

Career Readiness/Skills Inventory

Being “career-ready” means that you’ve developed a range of skills that you can transfer to different settings once you graduate. At Seattle U, we take your career readiness seriously, so we’ve created an inventory and program-level map for you to help you see what skills you’re likely to practice in your major or, as in this case, as you study your first year of a language.

Learn more and find your program map here.

Formal application through the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures is required

Contact Us

Sonia Barrios Tinoco
Chair
206.296.2458
barrioss@seattleu.edu

Sarah Miranda
Senior Administrative Assistant
206.296.5380
mirandas@seattleu.edu

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