Graduate Courses: Classical Archaeology

CLAR 800: Theory and Methods of Classical Archaeology:

Survey of important theories and methods in the practice of classical archaeology; discussion of specific case studies; some hands-on practice.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in the Classics M.A. program or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 830: Greek Vase Painting:

Introduction to ancient Greek vase painting.

Prerequisites: One of CLAR 250, CLAR 507, CLAR 508, CLAR 515, CLAR 516, or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 832: Greek and Roman Wall Painting:

Examination of the chronological development of Greek and Roman wall painting, focus on its architectural context and sociocultural significance.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 835: Ancient Sicily and Southern Italy:

Archaeological, historical, cultural study of Sicily and southern Italy from Bronze Age to Roman Empire, including material from Greek city-states. Roman period and indigenous peoples.

Prerequisite: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 840: Greece and the Near East:

Study of the intersection of the historiographical traditions and material records of ancient Greece and the Near East.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 845: Pompeii & Herculaneum: Cities in the Shadow of Vesuvius:

Core aspects of archaeology, daily life, art and history in the ancient cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.

Prerequisite: CLAR 250 or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 850: The Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean Bronze Age: Minoans, Mycenaeans, Conflict & Trade:

Introduction to the archaeology, architecture, art, society and scripts of Mediterranean cultures during the Bronze Age, with special emphasis on the Minoans and Mycenaeans.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 855: Etruscan Art and Archaeology:

Examination of the material culture of the Etruscans in its historical context from the Late Bronze Age until the early 1st c. CE.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing in classics or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 865: Roman Topography:

Study of important monuments of Rome as evidence of its historical-political and artistic development from the 8th Century B.C.E. to the Fall of the Empire in the 5th Century C.E.

Prerequisite for CLAR 865: Graduate status or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 870: Archaic Greece:

Investigation of material culture of Archaic Greece. Topics may include colonization, coinage, agriculture, development of sanctuaries, origin of new styles of sculpture and painting, burial practices, rise of the polis.

Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 899: Independent Study:

Study is planned, developed, and completed under the direction of a member of the department. Open to graduate students of demonstrated ability to do independent work. Enrollment by petition (form available in the department office). May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Prerequisites: Consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member.
Units: 1-3