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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in Classical Archaeology


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Fall Academic Term, 2003 (September 2 - December 19)


The Department of Classical Studies believes that the literature, monuments, and social institutions of the ancient world, together with the reflections of the Greek and Roman thinkers about their own cultures, are of unique value in themselves, well worth our contemplation and understanding; and that as we attempt to learn about and appreciate classical civilization, we necessarily learn as well a variety of contemporary methodologies and disciplines.

The department offers three groups of courses for distribution, those in Classical Civilization (introductory courses that require no knowledge of Greek or Latin), courses in Classical Archaeology, and upper-level language courses in Greek and Latin authors or genres. While only a few courses are repeated in yearly or biennial rotation, most courses are offered less regularly. This system guarantees that the instructor approaches the subject each time with fresh impetus. We believe in a healthy change and variation in our course offerings.

Classical Civilization offerings include the general surveys of Greek and Roman civilizations (CLCIV 101 and 102), which provide (through readings, lectures, and discussions) a broad understanding of the literatures, thought, and social development of ancient Greece and Rome, and thus provide the student with knowledge of and appreciation for our cultural origins, as well as an acquaintance with modern methods for understanding an ancient culture. These courses are taught each year. CLCIV 101 is offered in the Fall and CLCIV 102 is offered in the Winter. Other courses provide understanding of particular aspects of the ancient world, approached from a variety of disciplines and studies — literary, philosophical, historical, sociological, and so on. Some students (particularly those who have already developed special interests in such disciplines) may wish to explore one of these topics without having had a broader introduction.

Classical Archaeology offerings include the broad surveys of the archaeology and monuments of Greece (CLARCH 221 — offered in the Fall) and Rome (CLARCH 222 — offered in the Winter) and a general introduction to archaeological field methods (CLARCH 323). Other courses use the material remains of specific cultures both to introduce students to the diversity of the ancient world and to demonstrate how, through a variety of multi-disciplinary approaches, the archaeological record can be used to reconstruct the life-ways of past societies.


CLARCH 221 / HISTART 221. Introduction to Greek Archaeology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sharon C Herbert (sherbert@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/clarch/221/001.nsf

The Ancient Greeks are always with us, in high places and low, from the halls of our democratic institutions to the pages of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. How can we explain their ubiquitous presence in our lives? Why won't they go away? This course explores the art and archaeology of ancient Greece, beginning in the Bronze Age (the famous Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations) through to Hellenistic times (the age of Alexander the Great). We will explore all aspects of Greek life as reflected in the materials they left behind, objects that range from mighty marble temples such as the Parthenon, to discarded drinking vessels from their parties, from cities to theaters, from houses to palaces. Such artistic and archaeological evidence allows us to consider how Greek society worked, and how they understood the relations of humans and gods, men and women, Greeks and barbarians. Having taken this course, you will understand far better just why the Greeks are so hard to forget.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

CLARCH 365 / CLCIV 365. Alexander the Great: The Making of a Legend.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John F Cherry (jcherry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2003/fall/clarch/365/001.nsf

See Classical Civilization 365.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 2 Waitlist Code: 4

CLARCH 422 / HISTART 422. Etruscan Art and Archaeology.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Emma Blake

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and CLARCH 221 or 222. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The Etruscans have long been seen as a mysterious people, their origins shrouded in myth and their language indecipherable. The popular perception of this fascinating group, who occupied central Italy through much of the first millennium B.C., overlooks the vast amount of information we now have. Recent archaeological scholarship and the translation of the language have provided us with rich insights into Etruscan society and customs. This course will examine the origins and history of the Etruscan peoples; their art, religion, and way of life; their interactions with the Greeks and Romans; and their legacy through time. We will be studying Etruscan artistic creations in a wide range of media, including sculpture, wall paintings, architecture and ceramics, that served as outward expressions of this unique and vibrant civilization.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 4

CLARCH 424 / HISTART 424. Archaeology of the Roman Provinces.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Emma Blake

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and CLARCH 221 or 222. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Rome's empire was remarkable in its size and diversity, covering a vast area from the rainy forests of northern Europe to the deserts of North Africa and Arabia and from the shores of the Atlantic to deep into western Asia. The empire thus encompassed a heterogeneous, mutable, and potentially combustible mix of cultures, languages, and ways of life. How did one city govern these farflung territories? This course examines the violent formation of the empire and the subsequent history of the provinces. While the empire may have been consolidated through sheer force, more subtle modes of cooption were required to maintain it. Rome's methods of governance were adjusted to suit the unique circumstances of particular provinces with varying degrees of success. In this course, we will look at the consequences of imperial rule for the conquered peoples, and their responses to it. Through the archaeological and historical evidence from key provinces, we will examine the nature of Roman provincial life, tracing how the struggles for freedom, power and property played out in various ways around the empire.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

CLARCH 443 / HISTART 443. The Art and Archaeology of Greek Colonization.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Lisa C Nevett (lcnevett@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and CLARCH 221. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Movements of people between different parts of the world, and the consequent meeting of contrasting cultures are a familiar aspect of modern society. But what about the Greek world? How much did Greeks travel and live outside Greece itself? Where did they go? What did they find when they got there? What kind of settlements did they build? And how different was colonial society from the society of Greece itself?

This course will explore the flow of Greek settlers to distant lands and address these questions. We shall look in detail at some of the areas Greek populations moved to, ranging from Asia Minor and the Black Sea region in the east, through southern Italy and Sicily, to France and North Africa in the west. The chronological range of the course will be from the eighth to the mid-fourth centuries B.C. Key issues we will address will be the motivation for the colonization movement, and the nature of relationships between Greeks and indigenous peoples of the areas where new settlements were founded.

Textbook: Boardman, J. 1999. The Greeks Overseas. London, Thames and Hudson. (Fourth Edition.) Price: $22:50.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: 1 Waitlist Code: 4

CLARCH 499. Supervised Reading.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of CLARCH 499, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of instructor/department

CLARCH 536 / HISTART 536. Hellenistic and Roman Sculpture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elaine K Gazda (gazda@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Upperclass standing, and HISTART 101 or CLARCH 222. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 536.001.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 3

CLARCH 599. Supervised Study in Classical Archaeology.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Regular reports and conferences required.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of department required.


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