This course features a combination of academic study and firsthand investigation of museums and ancient sites, normally in Greece and/or Italy. Other countries are possible, however, as past courses have gone to Turkey and any country in the Mediterranean would be viable. The course is offered in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology and usually lasts between 2 and 3 weeks. The course may be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit and combines firsthand observation and on-site lectures from faculty, individual course work on the part of the students and the maintaining of an “academic journal” to chart the learning process of the student. Pass students have frequently discussed how transformative and unparalleled an experience these courses can be and they illustrate the department’s commitment to international experiences and learning.
Information on upcoming trips
Spring 2018 - Sicily: Crossroads of the Mediterranean (ANTH 395/CLAS 390/CLAS 695)
This Spring Semester (2018) the Departments of Anthropology and Classical Studies will be conducting a study trip abroad to Italy with a focus on the sites and history of Southern Italy and Sicily (Magna Graecia). The final itinerary has yet to be set, but will likely include Morgantina, Selinunte, and a host of other selected sites in the Southern part of Italy. We will examine the various cultures of this time period – The Greeks, Italians, Carthaginians and more, their material production and their cultural output.
Further details will be announced as soon as possible, but in the meantime ... if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Craig Hardiman (firstname.lastname@example.org). Don’t hesitate – spaces are limited!