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ART 209: Art and Architecture of the Ancient Near East and Egypt

Term: Spring Fall

Credits: 4

Degree Requirements: F5 F9 Ancient Studies Elective

This course explores the art and architecture of the ancient Near East and Egypt. The chronological survey will examine the materials, techniques, categories of artifacts and conventions (of both form and subject matter)of these two cultures with a significant emphasis on the social, political, and religious contexts in which they were created. The rediscovery and study of these cultures in the 19th and 20th centuries and museological issues related to this material will also be discussed. Students will approach ancient cultures through the eyes of art historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists. (Course offered in alternate years; scheduled for 2018-2019.)

Prerequisites: History of Western Art, or permission of the instructor