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Classics

Courses Available - Fall 2017


ERAS: HANNIBAL
CLAS-3850.3-001 (3) Monday / Wednesday 2:30PM - 03:45PM
2C15

This course focuses on a specific era, or time period, in ancient and/or classical history. The topic draws upon evidence from the ancient textual evidence, archaeology, and cultural and social history in the light of modern theory and scholarship. The focus of study varies from year to year. Information concerning these course offerings is provided by the Department. Additional in-depth work is required to receive credit at the 4000 level. Note: This course may be repeated for credit when the topic varies. Cross-listed: HIST-3009(3).

THE HEROIC AGE OF GREECE
CLAS-2000-3.050 (3) Wednesday 06:00PM - 09:00PM
1M28

This course will examine the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations as revealed through their art and architecture. Emphasis will be laid on archaeological discoveries as evidence for the earliest history of the Aegean area, and as background to many Greek myths. Arts surveyed will include architecture, pottery, painting, jewellery, and the minor arts. May be counted for credit towards an Art History Major.

ANCIENT ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
CLAS-3910/4910.3-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 01:00PM - 02:15PM
3M60

This course explores approaches, techniques, issues, and applications involved in the reconstruction of ancient environmental and ecological conditions and settings (predominantly for Greco-Roman antiquity). Topics addressed include the use of environmental archaeology (e.g., geoarchaeology, archaeobotany, palynology, zooarchaeology) in assessing paleoenvironments and paleoecology; natural resource and landscape exploitation in antiquity as determined from synthesis of literary, artistic, and archaeological datasets; climate and environmental change in antiquity; human management and mismanagement of environmental and ecological conditions in the past, including aspects of overhunting, deforestation, pollution and natural disasters. Additional in-depth work is required to receive credit at the 4000 level. Cross-listed: CLAS-4910(3).

INTRODUCTION TO ANCIENT ART HISTORY
CLAS-2901-001 (3) Tuesday / Thursday 10:00AM - 11:15AM
4BC57

This course provides an introduction to ancient Greek and Roman material culture from an art historical perspective. Focusing on iconographic analysis, students examine ancient art in a variety of media, including marble and bronze statuary, architectural and relief sculpture, vase painting, wall painting, and mosaics. Students learn to understand the vocabulary of ancient imagery through a variety of methodological and theoretical models; for example, contextual analysis, semiotics and structuralism, repetition and information theory, ritual analysis and cultural poetics, Marxism, feminism, and post-colonialism and cultural diffusion.


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