HISTART 221 - Introduction to Greek Archaeology
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History of Art (HISTART)
Department: LSA History of Art
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
WorldLit
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The course provides an introduction to the major societies of the Greek world between ca. 3000 and 31 BCE. Ancient Greece has famously given us the Olympic games, democracy, history, and theatrical performance. Here, we will focus on the evidence provided by art, architecture and artefacts, asking what they have to tell us about these important cultural innovations. We will also explore how the lives of ordinary people were affected by the social, cultural and technological changes taking place over this long period. These include the introduction of bronze and, subsequently, iron working; trade and the exploration of new lands; the invention, loss and re-creation of a range of skills including the production of figurative art, monumental stone architecture and writing; and the rise and fall of civilization itself. To interpret this evidence and address these issues we shall look at some of the different research traditions and methods which have been employed in Greek art and archaeology over the past couple of centuries, down to the present day. No previous knowledge of ancient Greece or of art and archaeology is necessary.

Course Requirements:

Two in-class tests, one exam, no papers

Intended Audience:

The class is intended to be of interest to anyone who would like to know about the material evidence for ancient Greek culture, including freshmen.

Class Format:

Two 90-minute lectures per week; one 60-minute section per week.

HISTART 221 - Introduction to Greek Archaeology
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 
31547
Open
80
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
P
31548
Open
20
 
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
P
31549
Open
20
 
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W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
P
31550
Open
20
 
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Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
P
31551
Open
20
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
006 (DIS)
P
31552
Open
20
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
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