ARTH 420: Advanced Studies in Ancient Art

ARTH 420-002: Gender, Sex and Power in Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome
(Fall 2019)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM W

Music Theater Building (formerly Fine Arts Building) 1008

Section Information for Fall 2019

Students will learn the most recent advances in the field of gender studies in antiquity and apply that knowledge to several examples in the ancient world where gender was a significant factor in the creation of a power dynamic. For example students will study the power inherent in the divine nature of the Egyptian Queen, and investigate the laws that reinforced gendered power in ancient Greece. The class will include an in-depth study of Cleopatra VII and the gendered nature of the conflict between Hellenistic Egypt and Rome. This class will also give students the tools they need to analyze similar conflicts in the past and in the modern world.

Satisfies the writing intensive requirement in the major.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Studies a particular area of ancient art of the Mediterranean, Near East, or Middle East. Topics may be art form or medium, geographical area, theme, function, or context. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in Major
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGL 302/ENGH 302 and 6 credits in Art History at the 300 level, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Seminar
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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