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Italian history courses

Italian Studies Courses in Italy - Study in Italy

Study abroad in Italy, History of Sicily course

For more than 2500 years, Sicily has shared its spirit with travellers from many lands. Situated in the center of the Mediterranean, Sicily has served as a meeting place for three continents, each of which has contributed to Sicily's unique history and culture earning Sicily its title of Crossroads of the Mediterranean.


 Course code
HI 401 History of Mediterranean Civilizations in Sicily (taught in English)
HI 402 Storia della civilta del Mediterraneo in Sicilia (taught in Italian)

Course offered during
January Winter Break Study in Sicily, Italy Intersession Programs
Summer Term Study in Sicily, Italy Programs
Semester Study Abroad in Sicily, Italy

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

Course Description:

A comprehensive overview of Sicilian history beginning with the prehistoric era through to present day covers a significant number of Mediterranean civilizations among which are the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Norman, Arab, Northern African and the Spanish.The course examines the history of Sicily and the influences of each of the many nations which ave ruled the island. On site lectures enhance understanding of the impact of the ruling groups (ex. Greco-Roman Theater, Roman Naumachia, Byzantine tombs, Norman Castle, etc.)

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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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