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Origins of Western Civilisation I: the Bronze Age (6 points)


Leader: Gillian Bowen and Colin Hope

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: Overview of ancient cultures of the Mediterranean world (of Crete, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Turkey) to which aspects of the origins of western civilization can be traced. Examines political, social, economic and religious systems, art, architecture and material culture. Source material includes monuments, artefacts and texts on which reconstruction of the past is based. Introduces archaeological methodology, textual analysis and critical appraisal of evidence.

Assessment: Map assignment: 10% + Two tutorial essays (1000 and 1500 words respectively): 50% + Examination (2 hours): 40%

Contact Hours: 3 hours (2 lectures and 1 tutorial) per week

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