Courses at Umbra

Find classes to fulfill your course requirements.
To ensure you receive academic credit and to find classes that best suit your major, please read the course descriptions below and email us with any questions.

Field Trips
Many courses include a co-curricular field trip to important destinations in Italy. Please see individual course descriptions for more details. Note that field trips are subject to change; therefore, students should not plan personal travel until the final field trip dates are confirmed by professors during the first week of classes.


 
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AHIR 310: Italian Renaissance Masters: Art, Invention, and Culture

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Adrian S. Hoch - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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AHIR 320: Italian Renaissance Art from Giotto to Michelangelo

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Adrian S. Hoch - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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AHST 371: Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Genius, and Scientist

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Adrian S. Hoch - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ANFS 370: Anthropology of Food

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Community-Based Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ARAA 320: Archaeological Discoveries: A Passion for Classical Antiquity

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ARCL 340: Archaeology in Central Italy: the Etruscan and Roman Heritage

  • Available:Summer
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ARCW 350: Introduction to Ceramics Traditions in Umbria and Central Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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ARFP 210: Fresco Painting

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:William Pettit - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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ARFP 210: Fresco Painting

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:William Pettit - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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ARFW 350: Archeological Field Workshop

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ARPD 210: Pastel Drawing in Perugia

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Martha Wakeman - M.A. - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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ARPH 210: Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Perugia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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ARPH 210: Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Perugia

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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BSFS 380: The Business of Wine: Italy and Beyond

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Dario Parenti - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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BSMK 351: Integrated Marketing Communication

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giorgio von Arx - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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CESP 351: Fair Trade Practices: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Course Travel:No
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CESP 352: Museum Studies: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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CESP 353: Education in Italy: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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CESP 354: Critical Disabilities Studies: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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CESP 354: Critical Disabilities Studies: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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Click here for Direct Enrollment at Accademia Belle Arti

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Taught in: 
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No
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Click here for Direct Enrollment at the Università di Perugia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Taught in:Intermediate Italian/Advanced Italian
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No
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Click here for Direct Enrollment at the University for Foreigners

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No
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CWFS 350: Writing Italian Food

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Teresa Cutler-Broyles - MA & PhD (Candidate)
  • Course Travel:Yes
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CWIT 340: Italian Tales and Stories: Creative Writing Through Literary Models

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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CWIT 340: Italian Tales and Stories: Creative Writing Through Literary Models

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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DHIR 210: Passion, Power, and Creative Process: Unmasking Dance in the Italian Renaissance

  • Available:Summer
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Cynthia Nazzaro - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Community-Based Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Raymond Lorenzo - M.C.P.
  • Course Travel:No
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FSNU 350: Italy and the Mediterranean Diet: Myths and Realities

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christopher Fink - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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GSIT 334: La Bella Figura! Exploring Gender in Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Community-Based Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Deborah F. Sawyer - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HOIT 400: Constructing a National Identity – History, Culture, Art, and Society in 19th Century Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Honors Courses, Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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HSAR 410: Art, Architecture, and Culture in Fascist Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alessandro Celani - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSEU 340: History and Politics of the European Union

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alberto Bitonti - Ph.D
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSIT 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSIT 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Simon Young
  • Course Travel:No
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HSIT 350: The History and Culture of Food in Italy – Food Studies Core Course

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Simon Young
  • Course Travel:Yes

HSIT 380: Cosa Nostra: Cinema and History of The Mafia

  • Available:Fall
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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HSRC 330: Roman Civilization and Daily Life

  • Available:Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSRE 330: The Roman Empire

  • Available:Fall
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - Laurea
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSRS 345: Pagans and Christians: Ancient Mediterranean Religions

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alessandro Celani - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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HSWS 380: Saints, Sinners, and Harlots: Medieval Women in Central Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Adrian S. Hoch - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

IBST 380: International Business Strategy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Ian Roberts - D.B.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ISIR 499: Advanced Research Project

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Programs
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Selected Umbra Faculty
  • Course Travel:No
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ISLI 330: A Taste for Knowledge: Food in Italian Literature

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ISLI 330i: A Taste for Knowledge: Food in Italian Literature

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning, i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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ISLI 498: Storia della lingua italiana / History of the Italian Language

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian, Standard Courses
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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ISRM 400: Research Writing and Methodology

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Programs, Honors Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:2
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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ISXX 498: Independent Study

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Programs
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Selected Umbra Faculty
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 101: Elementary Italian

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 101: Elementary Italian (Summer GS)

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 102: Elementary Italian II

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 110: Intensive Elementary Italian

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:6
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 111S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Elementary

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 201: Intermediate Italian I

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 202: Intermediate Italian II

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:5
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 210: Intensive Intermediate Italian

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:6
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 211S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Intermediate

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 310: Advanced Italian Composition and Conversation

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:6
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 311S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Advanced Intermediate

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No
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ITLN 411S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Advanced

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No
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JCFS 380: Wine Journalism: Telling Stories of Wine

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:John C. Hartsock - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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JCPH 230: Visual Communication: Storytelling through Photography

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No
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LIAH 370: Leonardo da Vinci: Renaissance Man and Modern Myth

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Ernesto Livorni - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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LIIT 420: Il Racconto Italiano: The Italian Short Story

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian, Standard Courses
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Francesco Gardenghi - M.Ed.
  • Course Travel:No
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PSEU 350: The European Union in the Global Economy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Ian Roberts - D.B.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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PSIT 352: History and Politics of Modern Italy: From the Risorgimento to the Present

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Simon Young
  • Course Travel:No
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PYBS 460: Organizational Behavior: An Evidence-Based Approach

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:John Dennis - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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PYHD 430: Human Development in Culture

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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PYIR 450: Community-Based Research in Psychology

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Community-Based Courses, Faculty-Directed Research Programs
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:John Dennis - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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SOIT 360: Contemporary Italy: Culture, Society, and Trends

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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SOIT 360i: Contemporary Italy: Culture, Society, and Trends

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning, i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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STFS 330: Sustainability and Food Production in Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes
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THIT 350: Blockbusters and Bestsellers: Italian Cinema and Literature of the 21st Century

  • Available:Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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THIT 350i: Blockbusters and Bestsellers: Italian Cinema and Literature of the 21st Century

  • Available:Spring
  • Course Type:i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No
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THIT 360: Mafia, Murder, and Mystery: Crime in Italian and American Cinema and Literature

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin Eckert - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No