ARTH 599: Special Topics in Art History

ARTH 599-005: 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.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 1-6

Topics vary. Notes: May be repeated for credit when topic is different. May be repeated within the term.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Baccalaureate degree or permission of instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar

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