Ancient Archaeology Courses
(No Greek or Latin Required)
Clsx 214. Introduction to Archaeology 3 cr.
An overview of the discipline of archaeology. Special attention will be devoted to the discipline's aims, history, theories, and methods, and also its modern practice, problems, ethical concerns, and significance. This course will address the nature of archaeological evidence, how we interpret it, and what we should do with it. The main focus will be on archaeological sites in the Mediterranian and Near East, but the discussion will touch on others throughout the world. As will be clear immediately and throughout, at the heart of this course is the identity of human beings, past and present.
Clsx 315. Archaeological History of the Ancient Greek World. 3 cr.
A survey of the archaeology of Greece from prehistory to the Roman period.
Clsx 316. Archaeological History of Athens. 3 cr.
An investigation into the topography and monuments of Athens and Attica, from the prehistoric to the Roman period.
Clsx 317. Archaeological History of the Ancient Roman World. 3 cr.
A survey of the archaeology of Italy from prehistory to the middle fourth century A.D.
Clsx 318. Archaeological History of Rome. 3 cr.
An investigation of the topography and monuments of Rome from prehistory through Constantine.
Clsx 319. Archaeological History: Seminar. 3 cr.
Possible topics include the Bronze Age Aegean, the development of Vase Paintings, the Etruscans, the Ara Pacis, etc.
Clsx 321. Art, Architecture, and Archaeology of the Augustan Period. 3 cr.
An exploration of the Augustan period in the light of its material culture focusing on the art and architecture produced under Augustus in Rome. Augustus’ influence upon the later Roman Empire and the Fascist archaeology under Mussolini will be discussed.