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ARCA2623 - The Art of the Ancient Near East

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Javier Alvarez-Mon


This unit of study provides an introduction to ancient Near Eastern art pertaining to the ancient civilizations of the Middle East (Iran, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Palestine and Jordan). Emphasis is placed on understanding the notion of art as applied to the archaeological and cultural context of ancient non-western cultures and in gathering basic skills necessary for artistic analysis (iconography and style) and interpretations. Material studied will include monumental and domestic architecture, ceramics, metal-work, glyptic, and literary arts.


1x3000wd research paper (60%), 1x1000wd course journal and literature review (30%) and class presentations equivalent to 500wds (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points including (ARCA1001) or (6 junior credit points of Art History)

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