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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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

ISLA 498: Independent Study – Latin I

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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