Aegean Bronze Age I

Trinity College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aegean Bronze Age I

  • Host University

    Trinity College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Art History, Classics, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module explores the emergence and development of the first palatial societies of the Aegean, with particular focus on Minoan Crete. We will look at key artistic and architectural achievements, such as the palace of Knossos, remembered in later myth as the home of the Minotaur, and the stunning wall paintings of Thera, which were preserved in the volcanic eruption of the island. Among the topics covered are: the development of complex society, the nature of elite power, role of writing, the character of Bronze Age religion, social roles of art and architecture, and relations with the Near East and Egypt. Small group seminars in this module will include practical sessions with artefacts such as pottery and figurines, discussion of archaeological ethics, and will build skills in analysing imagery and architecture. CL 2365 complements and builds on the material covered in this module.

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.

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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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