Arcadia in Sicily Courses

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

  • Make sure your credits transfer back for credit with your home school – this is your responsibility.
  • Please be flexible about courses – we can’t guarantee placement in specific courses.
  • Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course registration form to The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University.

Choosing Your Courses

Please review all course information for the program in Sicily carefully, including course syllabi and descriptions, and the semester the courses is offered, when completing your course selection form.

  • All students are required to enroll in the Sicily Core Course and Italian Language course. Once you arrive in Italy, you will be given an Italian language placement test to confirm your level.
  • All courses are worth 4 credits, with the exception of the Sicily Core Course which awards 3 credits.
  • You must take a minimum of 15 credits; maximum of 19 credits.
  • If you are an academic year student, be sure to fill out courses for both Fall and Spring semesters.

We suggest that you secure approval for at least 6-8 courses per semester Make sure to list alternate courses. List your choices and alternates in order of interest. Your first choices may not be available due to schedule changes, time conflicts or cancellations.


Core Course

Core Course
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS MSCI 300 Sicilian Mosiac 3 Spring/Fall PDF

Italian Language

Italian Language
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ITIL 100 Introductory Italian I 4 Spring/Fall  
MCAS ITIL 200 Introductory Italian II 4 Spring/Fall  

Electives

Archaeology
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ARLA 320 Landscape Archaeology: Human-Environment Interaction in Ancient Sicily 4 Spring  
MCAS CSAR 350 Crossroads of Civilization: Archaeology of Ancient Sicily 4 Spring PDF
MCAS CSAR 360 3D Modeling for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 4 Spring/Fall  
Art History
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS AHVA 355 Uses and Abuses of Antiquity: Classical Models in Visual Arts 4 Spring  
Classical Studies
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ARLA 320 Landscape Archaeology: Human-Environment Interaction in Ancient Sicily 4 Spring  
MCAS CSAR 350 Crossroads of Civilization: Archaeology of Ancient Sicily 4 Spring PDF
Computer Science
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS CSAR 360 3D Modeling for Archaeology and Cultural Heritage 4 Spring/Fall  
Criminology
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS HPPS 259 Mafia: National and International Issues and Impact 4 Fall PDF
Environmental Science
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ESEC 250 Mediteranean Ecosystems: An Introduction to Terrestrial and Marine Environments 4 Spring PDF
MCAS ESEC 352 Sustainability and Human Development: Learning from the Mediterranean Landscapes 4 Fall PDF
Geology
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ESGE 250 Volcanology-ETNA 4 Spring/Fall PDF
History
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS CSLL 320 Age of Gods, Age of Heroes: Myth and Literature in Ancient Greece 4 Fall PDF
MCAS HPMH 355 Contemporary Italy. Ideas, Politics, and Society from Unification to Berlusconi's Videocracy 4 Spring  
Literature
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS CSLL 320 Age of Gods, Age of Heroes: Myth and Literature in Ancient Greece 4 Fall PDF
Political Science
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS HPMH 355 Contemporary Italy. Ideas, Politics, and Society from Unification to Berlusconi's Videocracy 4 Spring  
Sociology
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS HPPS 259 Mafia: National and International Issues and Impact 4 Fall PDF
Sustainability
Course IDTitleCreditsTermSyllabus
MCAS ESEC 352 Sustainability and Human Development: Learning from the Mediterranean Landscapes 4 Fall PDF