This course is open to BA2 GLTC students. The course is also open to Archaeology students who have completed their propedeuse.
This course will present students with the archaeological evidence of classical culture in Italy. The literary sources will also be discussed to highlight the social, political and economic significance of the material remains for contemporaries.
A detailed course plan will be provided later on.
For GLTC students the course will be the preparation for an excursion to Italy
Students will acquire basic knowledge of ancient monuments and buildings in view of archaeological and literary evidence. The course will also introduce students to the methodological problems and information value pertaining to archaeological material on the one hand and literary sources on the other hand.
The excursion for GLTC students will have various related aims: students will train their (English) presentation skills; they will make themselves familiar with the modern Italian way of life; and they will gain practical experience in travelling through modern Italy. Cooperation and teamwork (both scholarly and social) belong to the most important objects of this excursion.
The lectures will take place in the 1st block of the 2nd semester. Some additional sessions have been scheduled in the 2nd block of the 2nd semester to discuss practicalities with the classics students participating in the excursion.
The provisional date for the excursion is from the 19th to the 26th of May 2012
Mode of instruction
Lecture course and excursion
GLTC students will
- give oral presentations (in English), for which they will be working together in groups; they will also
- write a paper of ca 3500 words (in Dutch or English), which they will have to submit before the date of departure.
The topics will be distributed during the first sessions of the course.
Blackboard will be used for the distribution of topics and literature, which will be the starting point for the presentations during the excursion.
A basic reading list that can be consulted in the University Library will be provided during the first session of the course.
Registration in uSis.