Current Courses

Field Archaeology I

(Spring semester 2021) This course focuses on archaeological field and laboratory methods through readings, lectures, and mainly hands-on experiences (dig simulator) and the data these practices generate. The course will cover the essential field methods employed in archaeological survey (ground, aerial, geophysical), excavation, restoration/conservation. This will include the fundamentals of documentation including note taking, drawing, photography, and map-making.

Archaeological Field Trips

(Spring semester 2021) This is a unique course taught on-site during faculty-led weekend field trips to various archaeological sites, historical landscapes and museums in Greece. This course aims to familiarize the students with key ancient cities, monuments, masterpieces of art, and the history of ancient Greece. One-day field trips may include locations in the region of the Peloponnese (Olympia, Pylos, Corinth, Tiryns, Nafplio, Argos, Epidaurus, Sparta-Mystras, Monemvasia, Mani-Methoni-Koroni, Aegina, Hydra-Spetses), and Sterea (Delphi, Thebes, Orchomenos/Glas, Euboea).

Studio Art: Study of the Human Body

(Spring semester, Maymester, July 2021) This course aims at developing fundamental skills and draftmanship, familiarization with different materials, and experimentation with increasing attention on the perceptual as well as the conceptual. We will be working with an assortment of traditional media and exploring fundamental techniques such as line, contour analysis and value to illustrate form and space. Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body. We will approach the study of the human body systematically, beginning with the skeleton.

Landscape Drawing & Painting

(Spring semester, May, July 2021) Landscape drawing and painting, integrating architectural and natural settings, aims to inspire students from the unique amalgam of culture and nature in Greece. The rich architectural history of Greece comprises a great variety of architectural orders, forms, styles, material and techniques from antiquity to modernity, from prehistoric times and the classical age, the later antiquity of the Roman and Byzantine periods to the medieval centuries of Venetian, Frankish, Ottoman conquest, and the recent Neoclassical Greek tradition.

Introduction to Art History

(Spring semester 2021) This course is conceived as an introductory survey of the European art extending over ten centuries, from the Romanesque art of the eleven-century to that of  the early-twentieth century avant-garde movements. It also covers a wide variety of media including painting, sculpture, architecture, drawings and prints.

Mediterranean Interconnections: the Aegean, Egypt, and the Near East

(Spring semester 2021) The course focuses on the cross-cultural interconnections in the eastern Mediterranean basin between the Aegean, Egypt and the Near East. It examines modes of cultural transmissions and materiality from the Bronze Age (3rd and 2nd millennia BC) to the Classical Period. It provides an interpetive survey and a thematic coverage of important aspects of Egypt and the Aegean with a special focus on the Late Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age.