History and Culture of Naples

This course is an exploration of the endlessly fascinating city of Naples, Italy, where the multiple layers of diverse dynasties (Greek, Roman, Norman, French, and more) have produced a variety and intensity of civilization elsewhere unknown. Three all-day field trips will bring you into direct contact with this complex metropolis and its archaeological sites, museums, and churches. We will focus on three major periods in the city's history: the Greco-Roman period, the Bourbon period, and Post-WWII Naples.

"You may have the universe if I may have Italy."

- Giuseppi Verdi

Faculty member: MaryAnn Sagnella, e-mail maryann.sagnella@faculty.umuc.edu

May apply toward upper- or lower-level credit for history, humanities general education requirement, Italian studies, or electives.

Tentative Course Itinerary

Day 1

 Arrival and Orientation

Day 2 - Greco-Roman Naples

0900-1730"Vedere Napoli e poi morire," Neapolitan Dukes, Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

Day 3

 Greco-Roman Naples

Day 4 - Modern Naples

0900-1730"Theory of Love and Liberty"

Day 5

 Bourbon Naples

Day 6 - Neapolitan Power

0900-1800Filumena Marturano, Naples Today

Day 7

 Panel Discussion, Final Essay Exam, 317 Final Project Due

Accommodation and Transportation

For your convenience, UMUC coordinates the hotel and excursion arrangements for a flat fee of $650 per student per field study course. This fee will be charged to your student account and covers seven nights of lodging (double occupancy room), as well as local transportation costs and entry to all excursions. Single rooms are available upon request for an additional fee of $200.

The $650 fee does not include travel to and from the city where the course is held. Students must make their own travel arrangements to the course.

Textbooks and Course Materials

Textbooks can be ordered through webText Europe - a secure, online textbook service designed to make your textbook ordering quick and simple. You can also receive on-site assistance from your local program coordinator. For a detailed listing of required textbooks and early reading assignments, please see the current course syllabus found in the schedule.

Registration Details

You may register for the 3 credit field study course with your local program coordinator or online at MyUMUC. Tuition assistance or financial aid can be applied toward tuition costs. For more information, contact the UMUC Field Study Office at CIV +49-(0)631-534-800, or e-mail fieldstudies-europe@umuc.edu.

Before completing your travel plans, please verify with your local program coordinator or the Field Study Office at UMUC Europe Headquarters that the course will be held as scheduled. If you drop/withdraw from a field study course after the registration deadline, you will be charged a fee of $100.