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Minor in Italian Studies



Dr. Chiara De Santi
Modern Languages & Literatures Dept.
2104 Fenton Hall
280 Central Ave.
Fredonia, NY 14063

Office Hours: TBA

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(Skype account: dr.desanti)

Ciao Italia!

Palio in Piazza del Campo - Siena

Il Palio in Piazza del Campo a Siena

Language instruction in Italian is currently offered regularly at the elementary level. Please, check online every semester which classes of ITAL 115 and ITAL 116 are offered.

In December 2010, a new Italian class was approved for inclusion in the CCC category #3 Foreign Languages. The class is ITAL 210 Italian through Literature and Popular Culture. Please, check online for availability.

Occasionally, LANG 380 World in Cinema is offered with a focus on Italian cinema. Please, check online for availability.

Occasionally, LANG 400 (Special Topic) is offered with a focus on Italian culture or literature. Please, check online for availability.

For more information, please contact Dr. Chiara De Santi (

Italian students (ready for video)

November 11, 2010. Students of Italian preparing to shoot the video production.
From the left: Julie LaPolla, Nicole Ceppaglia, Amanda Rogers, Gina Lanfranchi, Jonathan Lapaglia, and Callie Montalvo.

Did you know that...

Did you know that, according to the Modern Language Association report, in the fall 2006 Italian is the fifth most taught language in the US after Spanish, French, German, and American Sign Language?

Did you know that Italy is the second most chosen destination by US students for Study Abroad after England? See Vistawide-World Languages & Cultures and IIENetwork's OpenDoors 2010: Report on International Educational Exchange.

Find out what the buzz is all about: study Italian at Fredonia!

Italian at Fredonia

World Languages and Cultures Department Office

2113 Fenton Hall
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3380