Modern Languages, Literatures and Culture


The aim of Italian studies at Brock is to help students develop written and spoken competence in the language and to introduce students to the rich and vast world of Italian culture. The program includes a variety of language courses, in Italian literature, culture, cinema and language teaching. In addition to courses taught in Italian, the Department offers a series of courses taught in English (designated MLLC) that may be acceptable for credit towards a degree in Italian.

The following programs are offered:

  • 3 yr BA
  • 4 yr BA Honours, Combined Major only
  • Minor in Italian (A Minor in Italian is available if you wish to obtain an overview of Italian while pursuing your degree in another subject.)

Italian Program Notes

2aOur language facilities at Brock are excellent, including a state-of-the-art Multimedia Language Centre. We also offer a Summer Studies Program in Italy, which includes courses in language and culture. The courses are open to majors and non-majors, and some are offered in English. Students in their 3rd and 4th years may be eligible to work as language assistants in the university or as a teacher/assistant in language classes for children offered through the Niagara Catholic District and Hamilton Catholic School Boards (International Languages Program).

Additional information is available in the Brock University Undergraduate Calendar.


Departmental Events

Student Poster exhibit
February 6, 2016 - 9:00am - 7:00pm
Screening of Venezuelan film Pelo Malo (Bad Hair)
February 10, 2016 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Festiv'ébène 2016 Francophone festival (Black history month)
February 8, 2016 - 9:00am - February 27, 2016 - 10:00pm