Increased student interest and passion drives expansion of Italian Studies program

Oct 17, 2018 521

BY: Thalia Charles

Much like the Italian Renaissance itself, Lafayette’s Italian Studies program is experiencing a rebirth. The interdisciplinary program, which has existed at the college for more than six years, is being expanded by Professor Anthony Cummings, professor of music and the coordinator for Italian Studies.

The Italian Studies minor, which currently consists of three core classes and three elective classes, is being expanded to include a month-long, language-intensive study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. The purpose of the program is to improve students’ comprehension of the Italian language and to further expose them to Italian art, history, literature and science.

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