CLARCH 104 - Ancient Cities
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Classical Archaeology (CLARCH)
Department: LSA Classical Studies
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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The course is an introductory survey to the archaeology of the urban centers of the ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman worlds. Beginning with the earliest known cities the course examines the whole span of ancient Mediterranean urbanism. From the earliest urban centers in the East to the rise of Constantinople, the course covers cities like Troy, Mycenae, Athens, Rome and Pompeii, offering a broad comparative perspective on one of humankind's greatest accomplishments. Dealing with a different city at each class, the course presents a rich and varied selection of classical contexts and places. The emphasis is on comparing the characteristics of urbanism and the archaeological evidence for urbanization in different cultures of the ancient Mediterranean.

Course Requirements:

Two in-class quizzes, a midterm, and a final.

Intended Audience:

The course is aimed at undergraduate students of any level with no prior coursework in archaeology.

Class Format:

Lectures (twice a week for 90-minutes) and discussion section (1 hour per week)


CLARCH 104 - Ancient Cities
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM

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