CLARCH 831 - Theoretical Approaches in Classical Art and Archaeology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and some prior knowledge of classical art or archaeology.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This three-credit course consists of discussion sessions in which students and the instructor discuss pre-assigned readings. It is designed to offer students the chance to review and engage with some of the major theoretical trends which have affected the study of ancient material culture, broadly construed. Readings include extracts from seminal theoretical works (Bourdieu, Giddens, Marx , etc.) which are balanced by examples of case-studies from work on the ancient world. The class is intended to offer a friendly and supportive atmosphere in which participants can get to grips with some of these major works and debate their significance and usefulness in the context of our discipline.

Course Requirements:

Participation in weekly discussions; one presentation; one final paper.

Intended Audience:

Graduate students in classical archaeology and related disciplines (e.g. history of art, ancient history, classical philology, anthropological archaeology, Near Eastern Studies)

Class Format:

Two 90-minute sessions per week, seminar format

CLARCH 831 - Theoretical Approaches in Classical Art and Archaeology
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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