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.

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ARAA 320: Archaeological Discoveries: A Passion for Classical Antiquity

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

CESP 352: Museum Studies: Seminar and Practicum

  • Course Type:Seminar & Practicum (mini Internships)
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

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

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

HIST 215: Roman Civilization and Daily Life

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

HIST 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

HIST 330: The Roman Empire

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

HIST 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

HIST 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

HIST 349: The History and Culture of Food in Italy (non-FSSP students)

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

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

  • Available:Summer
  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in: 
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Olivier de Maret - Ph.D.
  • Course Travel:Yes

HIST 350: The History and Culture of Food in Italy (FSSP Core Course)

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

HIST 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

HIST 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:No

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

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

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

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

HSEU 340: History and Politics of the European Union

  • 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

HSRE 330: The Roman Empire

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

HSRS 345: Pagans and Christians: Ancient Mediterranean Religions

  • 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

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

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

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