This course features a combination of academic study and firsthand investigation of museums and ancient sites, normally in Greece and/or Italy. Other countries are possible, however, as past courses have gone to Turkey and any country in the Mediterranean would be viable. The course is offered in conjunction with the Department of Anthropology and usually lasts between 2 and 3 weeks. The course may be taken for either undergraduate or graduate credit and combines firsthand observation and on-site lectures from faculty, individual course work on the part of the students and the maintaining of an “academic journal” to chart the learning process of the student. Pass students have frequently discussed how transformative and unparalleled an experience these courses can be and they illustrate the department’s commitment to international experiences and learning.
Information on upcoming trips
Spring 2015 - Heroes and Legends of the Bronze Age (ANTH 395/CLAS 390/CLAS 695)
In the Spring term of 2015 the department will offer a CLAS 390/695 to Greece. This course will focus on sites and materials associated with the Greek Bronze Age (ca. 3000-1000 BCE). Sites will include Knossos, Phaistos and others on the island of Crete, Santorini, Mycenae and Pylos on the mainland. While the focus will be the Bronze Age, other important sites in Greece, such as Classical Athens, will be visited. It is hoped that the course will run just over two weeks and we try and keep the costs down as much as possible. Please stay tuned to this webpage for more information as the date approaches, but feel free to contact Dr. Hardiman if you have any questions. We hope to see you on the plane!