Italian Studies

Italian Studies

The Italian Studies Program focuses on a nation and people whose contribution to civilization has been significant. Virtually every area of the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics partakes of that heritage, and Italy continues to influence cultural, political, scientific, and economic trends today.

You can take advantage of Fairfield's affiliation with the Florence University for the Arts and the Mediterranean Center for Arts and Sciences in Italy to experience first-hand the riches of Italian culture. As part of your program, you may apply for an internship at a company or agency with operations or trade based in Italy. Italian Studies offers a genuinely pleasurable learning experience and, combined with a solid major program, provides opportunities to explore many career paths. The program is also an excellent preparation for graduate study.

Italian Studies at Fairfield offers students an opportunity to explore, analyze, and appreciate Italy from the perspectives of a variety of academic disciplines, including:

  • Language
  • Literature
  • Film
  • Art History
  • Architecture
  • Politics
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Science
  • Business

This interdisciplinary program includes courses offered both in Connecticut and at Fairfield University's campus in Florence, Italy.