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Screening the Italian American Experience

Italian Studies Courses in Italy - Study in Italy

Study abroad in Italy, Screening the Italian American Experience course



One of Italy’s most noteworthy historical events of the 19th century, next to the Unification of the country, was the Great Migration. The first of three waves of Italian migration to North America occurred from 1861-1900; each wave has been unique and offers cultural and historical insight to both Italy and North America then and now. This course will examine the various historical markers associated with the emigrational movements to the United States through the representation of the cinematic lens.


Course code
HI 451 Screening the Italian American Experience (taught in English)
HI 452 Screening the Italian American Experience (taught in Italian)

Course offered during

Summer Term Study in Sicily, Italy Programs

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

Course Description:
This course examines the image of Italian Americans from the initial, major diaspora from Italy to North America (1890s) to the present, including the current “Brain Drain” phenomena. Through media and literary representations, historical and cultural perspectives along with stereotypes will be critically scrutinized and discussed.

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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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