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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COIN 290: Intercultural Communication

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

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

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

FLM 365: 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

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

HSAR 410: Art, Architecture, and Culture in Fascist Italy

  • Course Type:Standard Courses
  • Taught in:English
  • Credits:3
  • Instructor:Alessandro Celani - 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

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

ITAL 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

SOIT 360: Contemporary Italy: Culture, Society, and Trends

  • 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

  • Course Type:Courses with Service Learning, i-Courses
  • Taught in:English/Intermediate Italian
  • Credits:4
  • Instructor:Antonella Valoroso - 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 380: Italian Cinema: 1945 to the Present

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