Fall 2015

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARCH 110-01 Archaeology and World Prehistory
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 110-01. Archaeology is the primary means by which we decipher human prehistory. Using archaeology as a guide we will start with the origins of culture from its rudimentary beginnings nearly 4 million years ago, follow the migrations of hunters and gatherers, explore the first farming villages and eventually survey the complex urban civilizations of the Old and New Worlds. We will examine the development of technology, economic and social organization through the lens of archaeological techniques and discoveries throughout the world. This course is cross-listed as ANTH 110. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) or Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement.
0830:MWF   DENNY 313
ARCH 120-01 Greek Art & Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CLST 221-01 and ARTH 205-03. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of ancient Greece from Prehistoric to Hellenistic times: Bronze Age civilizations (Cycladic, NE Aegean and Trojan, Minoan, Helladic/Mycenaean); Protogeometric, Geometric, Archaeic, Classical, and Hellenistic Greece. A survey of architecture (temple, secular, funerary), sculpture, vase-painting, monumental painting, metalwork, and minor arts of these periods, both on mainland Greece and in the Greek colonies (Asia Minor, Pontus, Syria, Phoenice, Egypt, S. Italy and Sicily); comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments; styles and schools, regional trends. Historical contextualization of ancient Greek art and brief consideration of socio-economic patterns, political organization, religion, and writing. Evaluation of the ancient Greek artistic legacy and contribution to civilization. Field trips to archaeological collections and Museums. This course is cross-listed as CLST 221. Offered every fall. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) distribution requirement.
0900:TR   DENNY 317
ARCH 150-01 Near Eastern Art and Archaeology
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARTH 205-04. A general introduction to the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East from the time of the first settlements to the Hellenistic era. This course is a historically oriented survey of the archaeological record of the main cultures that emerged and flourished in the ancient Near East, including the Sumer, Akkadians, Babylonians, Hittites, Assyrians, and Persians. The course includes a survey of public, secular, and funerary architecture, sculpture, wall-paintings, metalwork, and pottery, complemented with a comparative study of typological, iconographical, stylistic, and technical aspects and developments. Special emphasis is given to the archaeological evidence for the complex political, socio-economic, and cultural evolution of the ancient Near East, including urbanization, complex systems of government, socio-economic organization, literacy, with careful consideration of the historical record. Religion, mythology, literature, and science are also explored, as well as military power and expansionism, diplomacy, international dynamics and trade contacts, and the legacy of the ancient Near East to world civilization. Course content includes visits to archaeological collections and/or museums and educational CD-ROMs and videos. This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) distribution requirement and Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. Offered every two years.
1030:TR   DENNY 317
ARCH 218-01 Geographic Information Systems
Instructor: James Ciarrocca
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ERSC 218-01 and ENST 218-01. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful technology for managing, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data and geographically-referenced information. It is used in a wide variety of fields including archaeology, agriculture, business, defense and intelligence, education, government, health care, natural resource management, public safety, transportation, and utility management. This course provides a fundamental foundation of theoretical and applied skills in GIS technology that will enable students to investigate and make reasoned decisions regarding spatial issues. Utilizing GIS software applications from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI), students work on a progression of tasks and assignments focused on GIS data collection, manipulation, analysis, output, and presentation. The course will culminate in a final, independent project in which the students design and prepare a GIS analysis application of their own choosing. Three hours classroom and three hours of laboratory per week. This course is cross-listed as ENST 218 and ERSC 218. This course fulfills the QR distribution requirement.
1330:F   ALTHSE 204
0930:MWF   KAUF 185
ARCH 262-01 South American Archaeology
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 262-01 and LALC 262-01. This course examines the development of prehistoric societies in the South American continent through archaeological data. This course will explore the interactions of culture, economics, and politics in the prehistory of two major regions: the western Andean mountains and Pacific coast, and the eastern lowlands focusing on the Amazon River basin and Atlantic coast. In addition to learning the particular developments in each region, we will address three overarching themes: 1)What role did the environment play in shaping socio-political developments? 2) What influence do ethnographic and ethno-historical sources have on the interpretation of pre-Hispanic societies in South America? 3) What were the interactions between highland and lowland populations, and what influence did they have (if any) on their respective developments? This course fulfills the Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement and Comparative Civilizations graduation requirement. This course is cross-listed as ANTH 262 and LALC 262.
1130:MWF   DENNY 313
ARCH 300-01 Archaeological Theory and Intrepretation
Instructor: Hendrik Van Gijseghem
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ANTH 300-01. This course explores the concepts and theories archaeologists employ to develop interpretations about and reconstructions of past societies. It examines the history of archaeological inquiry from amateur collecting to a profession and science dedicated to the systematic discovery and analysis of material remains and their interpretation. It will explore different traditions of archaeological inquiry particularly in Europe and the study of Classical archaeology and in the Americas with its roots in anthropology. Students will become conversant with contemporary trends in archaeological theory in both areas from evolutionary, ecological, and systems theory perspectives to agent-based approaches that consider gender, power, and daily practices in shaping past societies. Finally, students will engage with pertinent ethical issues surrounding archaeological patrimony. Prerequisite: ARCH 290. This course is cross-listed as ANTH 300.This course fulfills the Arts (Division I C) or Social Sciences (Division II) distribution requirement. Offered every Fall.
1330:MR   DEAL 1
ARCH 500-01 Ancient Greek Painting: Techniques, Conventions, Influences
Instructor: Christofilis Maggidis
Course Description: