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 will 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). Extended weekend excursions (3-4 days) may include Athens, Crete (Knossos, Archanes, Malia, Phaistos, Idaion Cave, Spinalonga, Hiraklio, Rethymno, Hagios Nikolaos), Cyclades (Santorini-Mykonos/Delos or Melos), Central Greece (Volos, Mt Pelion, Meteora) or Western Greece (Dodona, Ioannina, Zagoria, Lefkada), and Northern Greece (Thessaloniki, Veria, Edessa, Vergina, Pella). Students have the option to audit the course or to receive full academic credit by completing successfully all relevant coursework (site presentations and papers).
Archaeological Field Trips