The TCU Italian Program course offerings allow students to develop language proficiency, cultural competency, and advanced literacy skills with emphasis on the four areas of linguistic communication: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Many Italian courses carry TCU core requirement designations (HUM, LT, HT, CA, WEM). To earn a minor in Italian at TCU, students take courses in advanced grammar and composition, conversation, culture, cinema, and literature, and have the opportunity to study broad in semester and year-long programs available through the TCU Center for International Studies. A minor in Italian may greatly enhance studies in other languages, as well as art history, music, business, political science, English, education, design, and many more.

  • Italian students learn to speak, read, and write Italian in small classes taught by experienced and caring faculty who are native or near native speakers. They receive individualized help from peers through the Department of Foreign Language Peer Tutoring Program.
  • Italian students and members of the Italian Club attend informal gatherings for Italian games and conversation, pizza & movie nights, and trips to the Dallas Opera.
  • Discover the many ways learning Italian language and culture enhances your life experiences academically, professionally, and personally.

Course Examples by Year


First Semester College Italian
Second Semester College Italian


Third Semester College Italian
Fourth Semester College Italian


Cultural Content and Written Expression
Società Italiana: The Mosaic of Contemporary Italy (HUM, CA)
Italian Culture from the Unification to the Present (HUM, HT)
Dante’s Inferno (HUM, LT)
Study Abroad in Italy


Italian/Regional Culture as Reflected in Italian Cinema
La novella italiana: Topics in the Italian Short Story (HUM, LT, WEM)
Italian Theater (HUM)