College of Arts and Letters

Program Description

The Italian program offers its students a strong foundation in Italian language, literature, cinema, and civilization. Students who concentrate on Italian studies may teach in secondary schools, be admitted to graduate school, work in translating and interpreting firms, or work at the national or international level for Italian firms or American firms dealing with Italy. Statistics show that Sacramento State graduates are in graduate programs, are teaching Italian, or are working in international programs, using their preparation from the Sacramento State Italian program.

Degree Program

Minor in Italian

Special Features

  • Students may enroll for a junior year abroad with the CSU International Program in Florence, for which they may receive units toward graduation.
  • By enrolling in fieldwork courses, students can tutor or teach in local parochial schools.
  • Students interested in further advanced study in Italian language and culture may design a Special Major in Italian by consulting program faculty and spending one year undergoing intensive language study in Italy. Policies relating to the special major are discussed in this catalog.

Contact Information

Curtis Smith, Department Chair
Valeria Herrera, Administrative Support Coordinator
Mariposa Hall 2051
(916) 278-6333
Department of World Languages & Literatures Website