Courses in Classical Archaeology/Mediterranean Archaeology and Art
No knowledge of Greek or Latin is required for these courses.
A Cla 131M (= A Ant 131M) Ancient Peoples of the World (3)
General Education: CHP & SS
Ancient cultures from around the world will be presented and analyzed from the available archaeological data. The gradual development of civilization in both the Old and New Worlds will be the focus of the course. Only one of A Cla 131M & A Ant 131M may be taken for credit.
A Cla 207L Egyptian Archaeology (3)
General Education: CHP & HA
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 207E is the writing intensive version of 207L; only one may be taken for credit.
A Cla 207E Egyptian Archaeology (3)
General Education: CHP, HA & WI
A Cla 207E is the writing intensive version of 207L; only one may be taken for credit.
A Cla 208L Greek Archaeology (3)
General Education: CHP & HA
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.
A Cla 208E Greek Archaeology (3)
General Education: CHP, HA & WI
A Cla 208E is the writing intensive version of 208L; only one may be taken for credit.
A Cla 209L Roman Archaeology (3)
General Education: CHP & HA
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.
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 291 Archaeological Graphic Documentation II (3)
This is a continuation of A Cla 290. This course builds upon the skills developed in A Cla 290 and provides the experience for critical interpretation of the artifacts being documented. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 290.
A Cla 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 208L or A Cla 208E. May not be offered during 1999-2000.
A Cla 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 during 1999-2000.
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 170L.
A Cla 303Z (= A Arh 303Z) Early Christian Art and Architecture (3)
General Education: WI
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 170L.
A Cla 307 The Pyramid Age (3)
Archaeology of Egypt during the Old Kingdom and the 1st Intermediate Period, from later predynastic times to the end of the 10th dynasty (ca. 3100-2040 B.C.). Detailed study of pyramids and tombs, together with art and literature of the period. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 207L, 207E or permission of instructor.
A Cla 310 Art and Archaeology of Cyprus l (3)
An examination of the art, architecture and changing environmental setting of Cypriot cultures from the earliest human occupation to the Roman period. The island's role as main contact point between Eastern and Western Mediterranean civilizations will be emphasized.
A Cla 311 Art and Archaeology of Cyprus ll (3)
An examination of the art, architecture of the island of Cyprus from the Romans to the present. Mosaics, Byzantine church painting and Gothic ecclesiastical architecture emphasize the significance of the Christian outpost in the Moslem east under Latin and Ottoman rule as well as British colonialism.
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) 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 208L or A Cla 208E.
A Cla 402 (formerly A Cla 412) 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 208L or A Cla 208E or A Cla 209 or A Arh 170L.
A Cla 403 (formerly A Cla 432) 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 208L or A Cla 208E.
A Cla 405 (formerly A Cla 460) Greek Architecture (3)
The development of Greek monumental architecture from the earliest temples through the Hellenistic Age. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 208L or A Cla 208E.
A Cla 406 (formerly A Cla 461) 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 208L or A Cla 208E or A Cla 209 or A Arh 170L.
A Cla 407 The Egyptian Empire (3)
Concentrates on the Middle and New Kingdoms (circa 2133-1085), when Egypt ruled the east. Includes the art, literature, architecture, political and military activity that created the beginnings of western civilization in the Mediterranean. Prerequisite(s): A Cla 207L, 207E or permission of instructor.
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.
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.