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Italian courses in Archaeology in Sicily, Italy

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Study Abroad in Italy, Sicily Archaeology courses

Sicily is home to some of the most intact archeological sites in the world including four UNESCO World Heritage sites: Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina, the baroque town of Noto, the ancient Greek and Roman theaters in Syracuse and the necropolis of Pantalica. Archaeology: methodologies discoveries in eastern Sicily is an introductory course with no prerequisite. The archaeological evolution of pottery from prehistory to Greek colonization requires previous study in the area of archaeology.


Course code
ARCH 301 Archaeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily (taught in Italian or English)
ARCH 501 The Archaelogical Evolution of Pottery from Prehistory to Greek Colonization (taught in English)

Course offered during

Semester and Summer Term Study in Sicily, Italy Programs

January Term

Students can enroll in this course or combine this course with a language or other culture courses in a longer study program

Course descriptions:

ARCH 301 Archaeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily

Sicily offers an abundance of archeological treasures. This course explores the ancient civilizations of Sicily and the treasures each left behind. The course is designed to introduce students to terminology, methods, excavation techniques and the basic knowledge of site preparation and study. Visits to archeological sites enhance study.  No previous study is required.


ARCH 501 The Archelogical Evolution of Pottery from Prehistory to Greek Colonization

This advanced course explores in depth the unique role of pottery in the ancient civilizations of Sicily. Prerequisite: previous introductory level course in archeology.


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Syllabi for programs are available for faculty members to review prior to approval of academic credits for study abroad in Sicily courses.
Students may directly transfer credits into their home university or earn US university credits through Auburn University.



For more specific details on study abroad programs, please contact:

Donnamarie Kelly Pignone

Kelly Pignone

U.S. Academic Advisor

tel/fax: (+1) 603-894-5552
Cell (+1) 978-828-3228


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