Archaeology of Athens and Attica

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Archaeology of Athens and Attica

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Archaeology, Classics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    Athens was one of the most significant political, religious and economic centres of the ancient eastern Mediterranean, and the origin of many of our famous literary sources. This module explores the city itself and its relationship with the surrounding countryside based on archaeological remains. It draws upon material from prehistory through the Classical city of the fifth century BC. The interrelationship between buildings, topography, environment and the people who lived, worked, worshipped and died in the city is at the heart of this module. Key themes include death and burial, monumentalising the city, archaeologies of tyranny and democracy, domestic life, religious festivals, and natural resources

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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