Brody Corbett is an Italian and Spanish major. He is an active member of the Baccano club.
What inspired you to study Italian at OU?
In the beginning of my studies in Italian, it was a minor. I chose it because it was very similar to Spanish, my second language. However, after a few months of studying the language, and getting to know the wonderful members of the Italian program’s faculty, I decided that a minor was not going to be enough for me, so I changed it to a major.
What aspect(s) of Italian culture are you most excited to explore?
I am most excited to get to know the general way of life of the Italian people. Literature and movies are great, especially from Italy, but the people are what convinced me to major in Italian. I am excited to learn about what it means to be an Italian today.
What would you tell a student who is thinking about studying Italian at OU but who may be on the fence?
Events. Events. Events. The Italian program is unique in that we have so many events through the Baccano club at which you can meet the professors and other students of Italian! Within a few weeks of coming to the Baccano club events, I knew all of the professors in the Italian program, and many other students of Italian. From card games to movies and karaoke nights, the Baccano events make the Italian program one of the friendliest (and most fun!) language programs at OU.
What are your goals and plans for the future?
I plan to finish my degrees in Italian and Spanish Literature and Culture, and move to Spain (or Italy) to study Romance Philology. I would then, if possible, like to become a member of faculty at one of the nation’s universities and teach Romance Philology courses.