Undergraduate Courses: Classical Archaeology

CLAR 250: Archaeology of the Ancient World:

Archaeology of the ancient world. Artistic and cultural achievements of Egypt, the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, and interaction of the art with society.

Prerequisite: ENG 114 or equivalent.
Units: 3
Course Attributes: GE C1: Arts;SF State Studies: Global Perspectives

CLAR 420: Greek Art and Archaeology:

Survey of Greek material culture (art, architecture, city planning, etc.) from the Bronze Age to second century CE. This course is offered as CLAR 420 and ART 401. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 425: Roman Art and Archaeology:

Survey of Roman material culture (art, architecture, city planning, etc.) from the foundation of Rome to the reign of Justinian. This course is offered as CLAR 425 and ART 402. Students may not repeat the course under an alternate prefix.

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 500: Ancient Egyptian Civilization:

Ancient Egyptian civilization from Pre-dynastic through Ptolemaic times: art, archaeology, literature, and religion with research use of Sutro Egyptian Collection.

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3
Course Attributes: UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities

CLAR 502: Ancient Egyptian Language and Literature:

Previous foreign lanuage study strongly recommended. Introduction to signs, vocabulary, grammar and syntax of Middle Egyptian language; learn to read texts fom funerary stelae, coffins, and short stories.

Prerequisites: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 508: Ancient Roman Civilization:

Ancient Roman civilization from the foundation of Rome to the reign of Justinian, based on archaeological collections and encompassing the history, languages, and arts.

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 516: Ancient GreekCivilization:

Original monuments of ancient Greece in their historical setting from the Neolithic to the Roman period. First semester ends with the Persian Wars and concentrates on the Mycenean period; second semester covers the Golden Age of Pericles to the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian.

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 530: Greek Vase Painting:

Introduction to ancient Greek vase painting.

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

CLAR 531: Greek Sculpture:

Development of Greek sculpture from the late 8th century through the 2nd century BCE. Emphasis on stylistic analysis, formal development, and interpretation both of free-standing figures and programmatic architectural sculpture as social and political documents.

Prerequisite: Upper division standing or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 532: 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: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425, or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 535: 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: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 540: Greece and the Near East:

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

Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 545: 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 550: 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: CLAR 250 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 555: 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.

Prerequisites: CLAR 250 or CLAR 420 or CLAR 425 or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 565: 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: ENG 214 or equivalent.
Units: 3

CLAR 570: 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: CLAR 250 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Units: 3

CLAR 699: Independent Study:

Supervised study of a special archaeological problem to be selected by the student. May be repeated for a total of 6 units.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Units: 1-3