Seminar and Practicum Courses
Umbra Community Engagement Seminars and Practica are 3-credit elective courses divided into two parts – the seminar, or in-class lectures, and the practicum, or applied work experience with a local institution in Perugia. Both components complement one another to provide hands-on experience and theoretical knowledge in your chosen field of study.
EDUC/PSYC 353: Education in Italy: Seminar and Practicum – Spring Semester Only
Examine educational psychology, pedagogical models, and English language teaching methods. Work closely with English language teachers and Italian students at either a local public elementary, middle, and/or high school. Depending on the placement and the teacher’s needs, you will either assist with lesson planning and classroom instruction or design and implement English language workshops with a specific theme, such as music or travel.
Ideal for Majors in: Education, Psychology
EDUC/PSYC 355: Critical Disabilities Studies: Seminar and Practicum
Work with VIVA Sports Association, the first athletic program for kids and adults with motor and/or intellectual disabilities in Perugia. You will assist the staff in managing the athletic activities, helping people with a variety of disabilities play sports including fencing, ping pong, and basketball to develop social and motor skills.
Ideal for Majors in: Critical Disabilities Studies, Special Education, Human Development, Psychology