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Ancient Mediterranean Art (HAA 230.301)
Arts & Letters Hall 203
Monday and Wednesday 1:00-2:30
Spring 2013

Lisa Mahoney
Office: 2315 N. Kenmore, Suite 411.7
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00-12:30
and by appointment
This course may be taken to fulfill a requirement for the Arts and Literature learning domain. Courses in this domain ask students to extend their knowledge and experience of the arts while developing their critical and reflective abilities. In these courses, students will interpret and analyze particular creative works, investigate the relations of form and meaning, and through critical and/or creative activity come to experience art with greater openness, insight, and enjoyment. These courses focus on works of art or literature as such, though the process of analysis may also include social and cultural issues. Work in this domain includes literature, the visual arts, media arts, the performing arts, music and theater. Students will complete three courses in this learning domain, with no more than two courses coming from the same department or program.

Course Description
This course introduces students to the art of ancient civilizations in the Near East, Egypt, Greece, and Rome, paying particular attention to the ways in which that art reveals the continuity and/or transformation of ambitions and ideals in religious, political, and social realms throughout these thousands of years. In addition to familiarizing students with important works from foundational civilizations, the goal is to provide a chronological and geographical framework for understanding artistic production as well as the tools for reading and interpreting works of art in general.

Course Format
This course is designed to combine lecture and discussion in every meeting. To that end, the readings will be accompanied by “reading questions.” The aim of these questions is to promote independent thought on a number...
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