The major in Italian is a liberal arts major designed to explore Italy's vital role in the development of the humanistic values and disciplines that underpin Western culture over several centuries. Central to the major in Italian is the conviction that the study of another language yields the important benefit of enlightens students about their own culture while informing them about a foreign one. Core courses provide students with a solid linguistic, literary, and historical background in Italian. Additional offerings range across several disciplines, including the study of film, philosophy, comparative literature, history, political theory, art, religious studies, theater, architecture, and music.
Official Yale College program information is available online at the Yale College Programs of Study site.