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Graduate students pursuing the doctoral degree in Romance languages can elect to include a concentration in Italian studies. Learn more about this program from the Department of Modern Languages and Classics section of the UA Graduate Catalog.

Faculty in the Italian Program cooperate with the Hudson Strode Program in Renaissance Studies. Graduate courses in Italian literature are taught in English, and cover a variety of subjects. Course offerings have included “Dante and His Times,” “Women in the Renaissance,” “Vico and the Question of Modernity,” “Boccaccio and The Novella,” “Petrarch and Petrarchism,”  and “Voices of The Renaissance: Machiavelli.” Graduate independent studies have included ” The Representation of Terrorism in Italian Cinema: Film Style and Analysis,” and “Italian Cinema from 1945 to the Present.”