CLARCH 221 - Introduction to Greek Archaeology
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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May not be repeated for credit.
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In this introductory course we will focus on the evidence provided by art, architecture and artefacts, asking what they have to tell us about important ancient Greek cultural innovations such as the Olympic games, democracy, history, and theatre. We will also explore how the lives of ordinary people were affected by the social and technological changes taking place over the long period covered by the course (ca. 3000 BCE to 31 BCE). These include the introduction of bronze- and, subsequently, of iron-working; trade and the foundation of new settlements; the introduction, loss and re-adoption of a range of skills including the production of figurative art, monumental stone architecture and writing; and last (but not least) the rise, fall and re-birth of cities. To address these and other questions we 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:

3 major assessments plus brief weekly written responses to the material and/or section quizzes (details will depend on whether teaching is affected by Covid restrictions)

Intended Audience:

students at any stage in their education are encouraged to register for the course

Class Format:

Two 90 minute lectures and one 60 minute section per week


CLARCH 221 - Introduction to Greek Archaeology
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 1:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
Th 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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