This course offers an intensive introduction to the material culture of ancient Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries. The course
generally focuses on one country, e.g., Egypt, Greece, Italy, or Turkey) each time it is offered. Through visits to archaeological sites and
museums, the course will cover the evolution of art, architecture, and other aspects of material culture beginning with the period of the
earliest human presence and, depending on the region, working through societies of the first millennium CE. The course of travel and
study generally lasts four weeks. If possible, students should enroll in at least one of the following courses as preparation for this course:
Art 220, 231, 318, 319, 320, History 205 (when appropriate). Students may take this course more than once if the itinerary changes.