Sicilian Days Calabrian Nights - The History and Culture of Southern Italy

Ref: C3671059

An exciting and colourful exploration of the neglected south of Italy including Medieval Sicily, Arabs, Normans and Germans; Pompeii and the European Imagination; The English and the Two Sicilies; The Price of Unity; Stories from the South; Naples 1944; Blood Oranges and Bitter Lemons; Addiopizzo, the Fight against the Mafia

Course aim

An exploration of the history, culture and food of Southern Italy

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is open to all

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • have a greater understanding of the historical and artistic inheritance of Southern Italy
  • appreciate the importance of Sicily and the mainland south for European culture
  • de-construct the cliches that surround Southern Italy and it's people

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • Course materials include hand-outs, exercises, videos, images and music

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here

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Sicilian Days Calabrian Nights - The History and Culture of Southern Italy Course Outline

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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
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