ARTH 708: SEMINAR IN ANCIENT ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY: Imaging Death in the Ancient Greek World

Professor Marjorie Venit
4214 Art Sociology Building
(301) 405-1489
venit@umd.edu

Office Hours:
Tuesday 2:45 - 3:45; Thursday, 10:30 - 11:30; and by appointment


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COURSE GOALS

2) to become familiar with all classes of evidence from which we deduce the Greek response to death and the afterlife

1) to become familiar with the chronology, development, and iconography of the material culture of the Greek world of the first millennium BCE

2) to integrate these materials, emphasizing those monuments of material culture, in order to contribute original thoughts on how the peoples of the ancient Greek world responded to the last transition


COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for completion of the course with credit:

1) short class presentations of readings to initiate class discussion 

2) one long (60 – 90 minute) Seminar report that provides the class with the background for your subject, explores your subject, and includes original ideas and interpretations of your subject; and participation in discussions

3) a 15-minute Conference paper

4)an Abstract for the conference paper that gives the paper's title, your name, the thesis of your paper, and the paper's conclusions (ca. 200 words)

5) a Seminar paper that incorporates the research and the conclusions of your seminar report and that expands the conference paper. It should be structured in the form of an article (with appropriate citations, bibliography, etc.) suitable for inclusion in a book of refereed papers.


GRADING

Your semester grade will be calculated as follows:

50% The quality of your classwork including short presentations, participation in discussion, and the presentation of your Seminar Report and Conference paper.

50% The quality of your Abstract and (of much greater importance) your Seminar Paper, which includes its completeness, coherence, strength of argument, relevant bibliography, and careful documentation.


Last modified: August 4, 2008