Units of Study

ARCA3605 - Dialogue of Civilizations: East and West

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bernadette Kay McCall


This unit of study introduces the student to the cultural dialogue between the ancient civilizations of the Western Mediterranean world and Near Eastern and Asian civilizations, by examining the material and literary records of ancient western Asia and neighbouring regions. Western cultural stereotypes and prejudices are investigated, as well as notions of cultural identity, assimilation, rejection, and superiority. Problems to be addressed may concern, amongst many, cultural borrowing, funerary traditions, gift-giving, tribute, plundering, arts and coinage, trade, and dress.


1x4500wd research paper (65%), 1x1000wd course journal and literature review (25%) and class presentations equivalent to 500wds (10%)


2x1-hr lecture/week


18 senior credit points of Archaeology, including ARCA2635




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