Courses at Umbra

Find classes to fulfill your course requirements

Step 1: Select your semester/session from the sorting options below.
Step 2: Review course descriptions and syllabi to choose what best fits your academic needs and interests.
Step 3: Work through the credit transfer process with your advisor at your home institution .
Step 4: Submit your course needs as part of your online application to the Umbra Institute

Should you have any questions throughout this process, please contact us at [email protected]

Field Trips

Many courses include co-curricular field trips 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.

 


 

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

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alessandra Becucci - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

AHIR 310: Italian Renaissance Masters: Art, Invention, and Culture (Summer)

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alessandra Becucci - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

ANFS 370: Anthropology of Food

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ARAA 320: Archaeological Discoveries: A Passion for Classical Antiquity

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ARCL 340: Archaeology in Central Italy: the Etruscan and Roman Heritage

  • Available:Summer
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

ARCW 350: Introduction to Ceramics Traditions in Umbria and Central Italy (Summer)

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No

ARFP 210: Fresco Painting

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:William Pettit - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ARFW 350: Archaeological Field Workshop

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ARPH 210: Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Perugia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No

ARPH 210: Introduction to Photography: Portfolio of Perugia (Summer)

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
  • Course Travel:No

ARPY 250: Art Therapy

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

BSFS 350: Wine & Olive Oil: Marketing and Communication Strategies

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Filippo Benedetti Valentini - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

BSIM 390: International Marketing

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Colin Biggs - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

CESP 351: Fair Trade Practices: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Maximiliano Lorenzi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

CESP 353: Education in Italy: Seminar and Practicum

  • Available:Spring
  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Christian Tarchi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

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

Click here for Direct Enrollment at Accademia Belle Arti

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian
  • Taught in: 
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No

Click here for Direct Enrollment at the University for Foreigners

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No

Click here for Direct Enrollment at the University of Perugia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian
  • Taught in:Intermediate Italian/Advanced Italian
  • Credits: 
  • Course Travel:No

COIN 290: Intercultural Communication

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Marco Bagli – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

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

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:Yes

CWIT 340: Italian Tales and Stories: Creative Writing Through Literary Models (Summer)

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

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

ESFS 350: Water: Society, Environment, & Power

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Brooke Porter-Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

HOIT 400: Constructing a National Identity – History, Culture, Art, and Society in 19th Century Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Scholars Program, Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

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

HSEU 340: History and Politics of the European Union

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Maximiliano Lorenzi - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

HSIT 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Olivier de Maret - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

HSIT 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy (Summer)

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elisa Ascione - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

HSIT 349i: The History and Culture of Food in Italy

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Olivier de Maret - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

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:Olivier de Maret - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

HSIT 360: A History of Italian Immigration: Contributing to the American Identity

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

HSIT 380: Cosa Nostra: Cinema and History of the (Anti)Mafia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

HSIT 380i: Cosa Nostra: Cinema and History of the (Anti)Mafia

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

HSRC 330: Roman Civilization and Daily Life

  • Available:Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

HSRE 330: The Roman Empire

  • Available:Fall
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

HSWS 380: Saints, Sinners, and Harlots: Medieval Women in Central Italy

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

INBS 280: International Business

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Colin Biggs - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ISIR 499: Advanced Research Project

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Courses, Independent Study
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Selected Umbra Faculty
  • Course Travel:No

ISLA 498: Independent Study – Latin I

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Courses, Independent Study
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Giampiero Bevagna - M.A.
  • Course Travel:No

ISLA 498: Independent Study – Latin II

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Courses, Independent Study
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

ISLI 330: From Literature to Social Media: Reading and Writing Italian Food

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ISLI 330i: From Literature to Social Media: Reading and Writing Italian Food

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning, i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

ISLI 498: Storia della lingua italiana / History of the Italian Language

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses Exclusively in Italian, Faculty-Directed Research Courses
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

ISMU 498: Independent Study – Renaissance Music

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Courses, Independent Study
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Daniel Rogers - A.B.D
  • Course Travel:No

ISRM 400: Research Writing and Methodology

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Faculty-Directed Research Courses, Independent Study, Scholars Program
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:2
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

ITLN 101: Elementary Italian

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

ITLN 101: Elementary Italian (Summer GS)

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

ITLN 102: Elementary Italian II

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

ITLN 110: Intensive Elementary Italian

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:6
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No

ITLN 111 S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Elementary

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

ITLN 201: Intermediate Italian I

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

ITLN 202: Intermediate Italian II

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

ITLN 210: Intensive Intermediate Italian

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:6
  • Instructor:Italian Instructors
  • Course Travel:No

ITLN 211 S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Intermediate

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No

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

ITLN 311 S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Advanced Intermediate

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English/Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No

ITLN 411 S: Intensive Italian through Culture: Advanced

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:Italian
  • Credits:4+4
  • Course Travel:No

JCPH 230: Visual Communication: Storytelling through Photography

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

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

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

MUHA 350: Advanced Tonal Harmony

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Daniel Rogers - A.B.D
  • Course Travel:No

MUIN 300: Instrumental Performance

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:1
  • Instructor:Selected Instructors from La Maggiore School of Music
  • Course Travel:No

MUVO 300: Voice Performance

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:1
  • Instructor:Selected Instructors from La Maggiore School of Music
  • Course Travel:No

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

PYCB 250: Criminal Behavior

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Doris Kessenich - M.A.
  • Course Travel:No

PYCO 250: Radical Communication: A Behavioral Look at Language and Culture

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Rocco Catrone - BCBA
  • Course Travel:No

PYHD 430: Human Development in Culture

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Doris Kessenich - M.A.
  • Course Travel:Yes

PYIR 450: The Science of Behavioral Change: A Community-Based Approach

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Community-Based Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:John Dennis - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

SOFS 350: The Culture of Wine: Italy and Beyond

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:John C. Hartsock - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

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

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

THIT 350: Blockbusters and Bestsellers: Italian Cinema and Literature of the 21st Century

  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

THIT 350i: Blockbusters and Bestsellers: Italian Cinema and Literature of the 21st Century

  • Course Type:i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No

THIT 360: Mafia, Murder, and Mystery: Crime in Italian and American Cinema (Summer)

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

THIT 380: Italian Cinema: 1945 to the Present

  • Available:Fall, Spring
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Elgin K. Eckert – Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:No