Geology of the Mediterranean and the Volcanoes of Sicily
GEO 411 Geology of the Mediterranean and the Volcanoes of Sicily (taught in English)
GEO 412 Geologia del Mediterraneo e dei vulcani di Sicilia (taught in Italian)
An additional course fee of 180 Euro applies for excursions. to the Aeolian Islands and Volcano Mount Etna
January and Short Term Summer Study Abroad Programs
Semester Study Abroad Programs (Spring, Summer and Fall Semesters)
This course provides a background to the geology of the Mediterranean region, Sicily and the Eolian Islands and introduces and deepens knowledge of volcanology. Volcanism is a key component of the regional geology of Sicily and in the adjacent Tyrrhenian Sea. Mount Etna is the second most active volcano in the world and is in an almost constant state of activity. Etna provides the fertile volcanic soil in which the Sicilian agriculture thrives. Orchards and vineyards flourish along the slopes of the volcano making the agriculture of Sicily unique and plentiful. Stromboli's intensive eruptive bursts have earned it the nickname Lighthouse of the Mediterranean. Seminar topics include: Plate tectonic and volcanic settings, origin of the magmas, type and styles of eruptions, volcanic products, the physical properties of magmas, and eruptive mechanisms as well as the myths and legends which historically are connected to the volcanoes of Sicily. On site lectures significantly extend learning and enhance understanding of the class lectures.
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Students may directly transfer credits into their home university or earn US university credits through Auburn University.
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