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Study Italian and earn transferable Core credit! 


Our Italian classes are offered both in-class and online. Online sections do not require any on-campus attendance.


Italian Courses


ITAL 1411 - Beginning Italian 1

ITAL 1412 - Beginning Italian 2

ITAL 2311 - Intermediate Italian 1

ITAL 2312 - Intermediate Italian 2


Actual course offering vary from semester to semester, so check eConnect or the online course schedules for current availability.

Interesting Facts

•  Italy is the world’s seventh largest economy in terms of gross domestic product.

•  On a map, Italy appears as a boot (the mainland) kicking a soccer ball (Sicily).

•  Italians eat hundreds of different types of pasta. They like their pasta al dente ( firm “to the tooth”), not scotta (“badly cooked”).

• The Italian word ciao (pronounced CHOW) means not only “goodbye” but also “hello.” It originally comes from the Venetian dialect word for “slave.” So when Italians say “hello” and “goodbye,” they are in effect saying, “I am your slave!”


Study Italian Abroad

Through MAP, the Multinational Academic Program for Study Abroad, you can study Italian at a language school in Italy and earn Brookhaven College credit – without spending a fortune. 

The Core Curriculum


In order to be eligible for a bachelor's degree at a Texas public college or university, you must first complete a Core Curriculum of courses.

When completed at Brookhaven College, the Core Curriculum is guaranteed to transfer as a block to any public university in the state of Texas.

You may apply two Italian courses toward your Core curriculum.

  •  ITAL 1411 or 1412 can be taken to complete the "Tier 1: Speaking and Listening" course.
  •  ITAL 2311 or 2312 can be taken to complete the "Tier 2: Humanity, Creativity and the Aesthetic Experience" course.


Concurrent Noncredit  Courses

If you want to take academically-rigorous courses in Italian but do not need college credit for them,  then you might consider taking our credit Italian courses “concurrently,” i.e. for noncredit.   

If you are interested, please contact Workforce and Continuing Education.

Noncredit Italian Courses

Brookhaven College, in partnership with Education To GO, offers Online Instant Italian for non-credit.