The department offers numerous language, literature, and film courses taught in the language of study. Students of Italian are encouraged to spend one or two semesters of their junior year in Italy with the Vassar-Wellesley-Wesleyan Program in Bologna, or in other Italian locations. The department also endorses an independent summer program at the University of Siena, Italy. Options include the major and a correlate sequence. A senior project is a prerequisite for honors.
Roberta Antognini Associate Professor of Italian
DL, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore; PhD, New York University
Rodica Diaconescu Blumenfeld Associate Professor of Italian
Dipl, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania; M.Phil., MA, PhD, Columbia University
Simona Bondavalli Associate Professor and Chair of Italian
BA, Università di Bologna; MA, PhD, University of Washington