Oct 24, 2019  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2019-20
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CLAR 1110 - The Wonders of the Ancient Mediterranean


Provides a broad overview of the archaeology of the Mediterranean world from the time of the Old Kingdom in Egypt (3rd millennium BC) to the early Byzantine period (6th century AD). Organized around iconic structures from the main cultures and time periods covered. Each site will be used individually as a vehicle for studying broader aspects of the society that produced it. Explores why it is particularly significant and representative of that society. Questions include: Why were lists of “wonders” made in the first place? What was the political significance of creating a “wonder”? What effect did the original Seven Wonders have on the monuments that came later? What effect did the wonders have on the modern imagination and the archaeologists devoted to rediscovering them?

Requisites: Fr or Soph
Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code: 2CP
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • For students to understand the differences in the way literary evidence and archaeological evidence is used to recreate monuments with very few remains.
  • For the student to be able to distinguish the different cultural factors that led to the creation of each monument.
  • For the student to gain a basic overview of the different cultures that made up the ancient Mediterranean world.
  • For the student to gain an understanding of the major differences between the cultures studied and why those differences came about.
  • For the student to understand the methodologies used by archaeologists to study the remains of ancient monuments.



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