Montclair State University
Posted by Sicily, Italy on 3/02/07

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    Montclair State University, New Jersey’s second largest and
    fastest growing university, will again offer its unique
    international summer institute that focuses solely on the
    history and culture of Sicily and the southern Italian

    Based in Taormina, this four-week program is open to
    undergraduate and graduate students (who have the
    opportunity to earn 6 credits) as well as non-students; non-
    students may participate as auditors or for Continuing
    Education Units. Participants will choose two of five

    - Foundations of Western Civilization focuses on the
    origins and development of western civilization until 1500
    and pays special attention to the historical significance
    of Sicily and Southern Italy

    - The Many Manifestations of Italian Culture includes an
    intensive conversational Italian language component
    (accommodating all levels) and provides an introduction to
    the history and culture of the island

    - Selected Topics in Ancient History: The Archaeology of
    Sicily provides a general overview of Greco-Roman history
    and the archaeology of ancient Sicily

    - Seminar in Western History: Graduate students will set up
    an independent schedule of readings and assignments
    focusing on the development of western civilization.
    Special attention will be given to the historical
    significance of Sicily and Southern Italy.

    - Selected Topics in Mediterranean Archaeology: Graduate
    students will arrange an independent schedule of readings
    and assignments for an in-depth study of a specific aspect
    of Sicilian archaeology.

    Participants will stay in a two-star hotel within walking
    distance of classrooms. Continental breakfast and use of
    the hotel’s pool are included along with a day-long
    excursion to Palermo/Monreale, Agrigento, Piazza Armerina,
    a traditional Sicilian puppet theater performance, and a
    farewell Sicilian dinner. Students may elect to participate
    in a number of optional excursions and cultural activities,
    including Taormina’s famed arts festival.

    The cost of the 2007 program for students, which will take
    place from June 24 - July 23, is $3900 plus MSU tuition and
    fees for 6 credits. A limited number of non-students will
    be accepted for the program as auditors or for Professional
    Development Credit. Non-students pay $3900 plus auditing
    and administrative fees; those wishing to earn Professional
    Development Credit should add $10 per course.

    For more information, please visit the program's web site
    at or contact Wendy
    Gilbert-Simon of MSU’s Global Education Center at 973-655-
    4185 or via e-mail at

Earn Contuing Education Units in Sicily, Italy with Montclair State University