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Undergraduate Bulletin 2007-2008
 
Bulletin Homepage |College of Arts & Sciences | Courses in Classical Archaeology/Mediterranean Archaeology and Art

Courses in Classical Archaeology/Mediterranean Archaeology and Art


No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required for these courses

A Cla 207 (= A Arh 207) Egyptian
Archaeology (3)

A Cla 207 is the writing intensive version of 207; only one may be taken for credit. [AR HU WI]

A Cla 207 (= A Arh 207) Egyptian Archaeology (3)

A survey of the remains of ancient Egypt from the earliest times to the Roman Empire. The pyramids, temples, tombs, mummies and works of art will be examined in an attempt to understand the unique character of ancient Egypt. Selections from Egyptian religious and historical texts will be read in translation. A Cla 207 is the writing intensive version of 207; only one may be taken for credit. [AR HU]

A Cla 208Z (= A Arh 208Z) Greek Archaeology (3)

A Cla 208Z is the writing intensive version of 208; only one may be taken for credit. [AR HU WI]

A Cla 208 (= A Arh 208) Greek Archaeology (3)

Survey of the prehistoric and historical cultures of ancient Greece, as revealed by archaeology, from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic era, with emphasis on the evolution of pottery style, painting, sculpture and architecture. [AR HU]


A Cla 209 (= A Arh 209) Roman Archaeology (3)

Survey of the monuments of ancient Rome and her empire in a cultural and evolutionary context, including major works of sculpture, wall painting and architecture. Roman towns and principles of town planning also studied. Translated selections from Roman literary and historical sources. [AR HU]

A Cla 240 (= A Jst 240) Archaeology and Ancient Israel I: Archaeology and the Bible (2)

Important discoveries related to biblical history and literature. Examination of sites, artifacts, texts and scripts from the Bronze Age to the Babylonian exile. Only one of A Jst 240 & A Cla 240 may be taken for credit.

A Cla 241 (= A Jst 241) Archaeology and Ancient Israel II: Greco-Roman Period (2)

Important discoveries related to postbiblical Jewish life and history. Examination of relevant papyri, the Dead Sea Scrolls, coins, Masada, Jerusalem, burial caves, synagogue art and other topics. Only one of A Jst 241 & A Cla 241 may be taken for credit.

A Cla 290 Archaeological Graphic Documentation I (3)

This course teaches how to graphically record a typical range of archaeological artifacts, including stone tools, pottery, metal objects and clay figurines from the University’s collection of New and Old World artifacts. Emphasis will be placed on the professional standards of artifact illustration for publication in research projects. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.

A Cla 301 (= A Arh 301) Aegean Prehistory (3)

Archaeology of the Aegean area from Paleolithic times to the end of the Bronze Age, with emphasis on Minoan Crete and Mycenaean Greece. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Cla 302 (=A Arh 302) Villanovans, Etruscans, and Early Rome (3)

Archaeology of the Etruscans and of early Rome in the context of the Iron Age cultures of the Italian peninsula. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 209, or A Clc 134, or junior or senior class standing. May not be offered in 2006-2007.

A Cla 303 (= A Arh 303) Early Christian Art and Architecture (3)

An examination of early Christian art and architecture from their beginnings in the 3rd century to the death of Justinian in 565. Architecture, painting, mosaic and the minor arts are examined in their historical setting. A Arh 303Z & A Cla 303Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 303 & A Cla 303; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 209, or A Clc 134, or A Arh 170.

A Cla 303Z (= A Arh 303Z) Early Christian Art and Architecture (3)

A Arh 303Z & A Cla 303Z are the writing intensive versions of A Arh 303 & A Cla 303; only one of the four courses may be taken for credit. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 209, or A Clc 134, or A Arh 170. [WI]

A Cla 310 (=A Ant 336) Art and Archaeology of Cyprus I (3)

An examination or the material culture (art, archaeology, and architecture), settlement patterns and changing environmental setting of successive cultures of the east Mediterranean island of Cyprus from the first human occupation to the Roman period (10,000 BCE to 50 BCE) The island’s role as a major point of contact between Near Eastern and Western Mediterranean civilizations will be emphasized.


A Cla 311 (=A Ant 337) Art and Archaeology of Cyprus ll (3)

An examination of the material culture (art, archaeology, and architecture) and history of the island of Cyprus from the Roman period through its recently won independence in 1960 and up to the present. Byzantine church painting, Gothic ecclesiastical and military architecture, the Venetian preparations for an Ottoman invasion emphasize the significance of this Christian enclave in the Moslem east under Latin, Venetian, Ottoman, and British colonial rule. Finally, the strategic importance of Cyprus during the Cold War still continues to affect its history.

A Cla 329 (formerly A Cla 338) Archaeological Field Research (2–6)

Supervised participation in the excavation of approved Old World prehistoric, classical or medieval sites. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior class standing and permission of the department chair.

A Cla 401 (formerly A Cla 402) (= A Arh 401) Greek Sculpture (3)

Study of selected sculptural monuments from the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic eras, considered in relation to their historical, intellectual and religious context. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z.

A Cla 402 (formerly A Cla 412) (= A Arh 402) Roman Sculpture (3)

Selected monuments representing the historical development of Roman sculpture in its social and religious context from the early Republic to the time of the emperor Constantine. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z or A Cla 209 or A Arh 170.

A Cla 403 (formerly A Cla 432) (= A Arh 403) Greek Painting (3)

A survey of ancient Greek painting from the beginnings about 1000 B.C. through the Hellenistic age; primarily painted vases, but also including the limited evidence that exists for wall painting and other forms. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z.

A Cla 405 (formerly A Cla 460) (= A Arh 405) Greek Architecture (3)

The development of Greek monumental architecture from the earliest temples through the Hellenistic Age. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z.

A Cla 406 (formerly A Cla 461) (= A Arh 406) Roman Architecture and Town Planning (3)

The development of Roman public and private architecture, with emphasis on its urban setting and function, and the evolution of Roman towns in Italy and the Empire from the early Republic to the time of the emperor Constantine. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208 or A Cla 208Z or A Cla 209 or A Arh 170.

A Cla 490 (= A Ant 490) Internship in Archaeological Conservation and Documentation (3–15)

Supervised placement in an agency engaged in conservation and documentation of archaeological artifacts, such as the New York State Museum or State Conservation Laboratory. Provides practical experience and cannot be counted among the 9 elective credits above the 300-level required for Mediterranean archaeology majors. Anthropology majors may use up to 3 credits toward major elective credit. May be taken by majors in Greek and Roman civilization and anthropology only. Internships are open only to qualified juniors and seniors who have an overall grade point average of 2.50 or higher. S/U graded. Prerequisite(s): permission of instructor.


A Cla 492 Internship in Archaeological Field Methodology (3-9)

Supervised placement in cultural resource management firms engaged in archaeological field research. This course provides practical experience in the methods and goals of archaeological field investigation in the context of specific archaeological projects managed by professional archaeologists. The experience will include field testing and recording and preparation of field records for reports. Only 3 credits can be used for the Mediterranean Archaeology and Art concentration. May be taken by majors in Greek and Roman Civilization with a concentration in Mediterranean Archaeology and Art and by majors in Anthropology and Art History. Internships are open only to qualified juniors and seniors who have an overall grade point average of 2.50 or higher. S/U graded.

A Cla 497 Independent Study (2–4)

Seniors may offer 2 to 4 credits of independent study in place of regular course work in classical archaeology. Projects must be approved by the department chair. May be repeated once.