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Course Registration and Instructions - Semester


See below for a full listing of Mediterranean Center classes and semester availability.

Courses with two codes are cross-listed. They refer to the same course but are interdisciplinary.

All courses with the exception of Italian Language are taught in English.

Please see this special note on Italian Language and Culture Courses at MCAS.


Semester Courses

For summer courses please see this page.



Semester Courses

Core Course

MCAS MSCI 300 Sicilian Mosaic (formerly Lu Sicilian: A New Insight into Sicilian Culture) 3 credits syllabus
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Art History

MCAS AHAA 390 On the Trail of Caravaggio: The Beginning of Baroque Art in Sicily 3 credits syllabus
MCAS AHAA 290 Sea of Faith - Conflict and Coexistence in the Medieval Mediterranean 3 credits syllabus
MCAS AHVA 355 Uses and Abuses of Antiquity Classical Models in the Visual Arts 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAR 350 Crossroads of Civilizations: Archaeology of Ancient Sicily 4 credits syllabus
MCAS SAAA 250 History of Art & Architecture in Sicily 3 credits syllabus
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Business

   
MCAS INLF 310 La Famiglia: Small Family Business Development in Sicily 3 credits syllabus 
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Classical Studies

MCAS CSAH 260 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAH 270 Sailing the Dark Wine Sea: Culture, Commerce and Warfare in Ancient Mediterranean 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAH 320 The Dream of Democracy: The Politics of Ancient Mediterranean History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAR 241 Archaeology of Trade & Maritime Landscape 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAR 350 Crossroads of Civilizations: Archaeology of Ancient Sicily 4 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAR 355 Origins of Violence: Archaeology of Death and War 4 credits syllabus
MCAS CSAR 360 3D Modeling for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 100* Ancient Greek I: Beginners 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 154* Latin I: Beginners 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 200* Intermediate Readings in Classical Greek: The Women's Heroism 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 254 Classical Mythology, Religion and Philosophy 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 255* Intermediate Readings in Ancient Latin: Playing the Past 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 303* Advanced Readings in Classical Greek: Poets of the Soul 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 320 Age of Gods, Age of Heroes: Myth and Literature in Ancient Greece 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSLL 354* Advanced Ancient Latin Readings: from Rome with Love 3 credits syllabus
MCAS CSPR 352 From Olympus to Palatine Polytheism and Monotheism in Classical Antiquity 3 credits syllabus
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Computer Science

MCAS CSAR 360 3D Modeling for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 3 credits syllabus
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Environmental Studies

MCAS ESEC 250 Mediterranean Ecosystems: An Introduction to Terrestrial and Marine Environments 4 credits syllabus
MCAS ESEC 352 Sustainability & Human Development: Learning from the Mediterranean Landscapes 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ESGE 250 Volcanology: Etna 4 credits syllabus
MCAS ESGE 370 Geology of the Central Mediterranean Area 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ESGS 255 The Seven Pillars of Science 3 credits syllabus forthcoming 
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History & Politics

MCAS AHAA 290 Sea of Faith - Conflict and Coexistence in the Medieval Mediterranean 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPAH 260 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPMH 251 Italy: From Unification to the 20th Century - A Southern Perspective 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPMH 355 Contemporary Italy: Ideas, Politics and Society from Mussolini's Fascism to Berlusconi's Videocracy 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPPS 250 Mafia: Politics & History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPPS 261 European Union Politics 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPPS 262 International Relations 3 credits syllabus
MCAS HPPS 259 Mafia: National and International Issues & Impacts 3 credits syllabus
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Italian Language

MCAS ITIL 100 Introductory Italian I 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITIL 200 Introductory Italian II 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITIL 300 Intermediate Italian I 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITIL 360 Intermediate Italian II 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITIL 370 Advanced Composition & Diction 3 credits syllabus
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Italian Studies

MCAS ITAA 251 Art & Architecture of Modern Sicily 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITHP 241 Italy: From Unification to the 20th Century – A Southern Perspective 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITHP 242 Mafia: Politics & History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITHP 245 Contemporary Italian Society & Culture 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITHP 249 Mafia: National & International Issues & Impacts 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITLM 256 Tradition & Transition in Italian Literature 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITLM 260 Sicily & The Mediterranean Cultures: Comparative Literature 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITLM 262 Comparative Literature: Translations, Counterfeits and the Mediterranean Novels 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITLM 264 Contemporary Crime Fiction: Sicily in Black and Giallo 3 credits syllabus
MCAS ITSS 355 Contemporary Italy: Ideas, Politics and Society from Mussolini's Fascism to Berlusconi's Videocracy 3 credits syllabus
MCAS NSHN 260 The Mediterranean Diet 3 credits syllabus
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Independent Study

   
MCAS STIS 370 Independent Study 3 credits syllabus forthcoming 
MCAS INPR 310 Museum Studies in Practice 3 credits syllabus
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Mediterranean Studies

MCAS MSAA 290 Sea of Faith - Conflict and Coexistence in the Medieval Mediterranean 3 credits syllabus
MCAS MSAL 240 Sicily & The Mediterranean Cultures: Comparative Literature 3 credits syllabus
MCAS MSHI 260 Ancient Mediterranean History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS MSHP 270 The Dream of Democracy: The Politics of Ancient Mediterranean History 3 credits syllabus
MCAS MSLT 320 Age of Gods, Age of Heroes: Myth and Literature in Ancient Greece 3 credits syllabus
MCAS NSHN 260 The Mediterranean Diet 3 credits syllabus
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Studio & Fine Arts

MCAS SACW 250 Travel Journal: Creative Writing 3 credits syllabus
MCAS SAPH 100 Black & White Photography 3 credits syllabus
MCAS SAPH 250 Introduction to Photojournalism 3 credits syllabus
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* Please note that this course carries a supplemental fee.
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Italian Language and Culture Courses at MCAS

All the Italian Language and Culture courses at MCAS explicitly refer to the Common European Framework of Reference For Languages (CEF), which "provides a common basis for the elaboration of language syllabuses, curriculum guidelines, examinations, textbooks etc. across Europe. It describes in a comprehensive way what language learners have to learn and to do in order to use a language for communication and what knowledge and skills they have to develop so as to be able to act effectively" (CEF 1.1).

The CEF also gives special emphasis to the description of the cultural context in which language is set. Thus, our Language and Culture courses are designed to provide instruction and assessment in not just language proficiency but cultural understanding as well. Our aim is to develop student's reading, writing, listening and speaking skills within a cultural frame of reference reflective of the richness of the Italian language and culture.

With the use of authentic resources (films, literature, audio recordings, the Internet, the press) and through some CLIL-based units (Content and Language Integrated Learning) our courses offer a survey on socio-cultural topics such as aspects of Italian geography, contemporary life in Italy, the arts and sciences, social customs and traditions. Our didactics also promotes students' participation in the community and the development of intercultural skills through the conscious comparisons of Italian language and culture with their own.

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