Italian Studies

About the Program

About the Program
The Italian Studies program at Bard encompasses various disciplines: from literature to art, from political science and history to music, students have the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of Italian culture and study it in a broader transnational context.

Contact Us

Franco Baldasso
Office Hours: Tues. 2:30 - 4:30 and by appt.

Program Core

A student who has never studied Italian can enroll in the Italian Language Intensive class in the Spring semester, followed by a study abroad program in Sicily over the Summer. Successively, Italian students can improve their language skills and move towards 200 and 300 level classes: the program allows students to develop critical thinking and a multidisciplinary knowledge of Italy’s civilization. Italian Studies can be pursued as a stand-alone major but designing a joint-major with another discipline is encouraged and fully supported.