Spring 2017 - ARCH 321 D100

Select Regions in World Archaeology I (3)

World Archaeology: Greece

Class Number: 8830

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
    RCB 6125, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Apr 19, 2017
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    RCB 8100, Burnaby

  • Instructor:

    Sabrina Higgins
    Office: AQ 6194
    Office Hours: Mondays 1:00-3:00pm
  • Prerequisites:

    ARCH 272, 272W or 273.



An overview of culture history and methodological/theoretical issues for a specific region of the world.


This course introduces students to the major Greek archaeological sites from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic period, through a chronological and historical survey of their art and architecture. Emphasis is placed on the history of the excavations and the individuals who played a part in the shaping of the field, as well as the manner in which ancient Greeks used and interacted with their material remains. This is achieved through a series of case studies, which discuss each of the sites and their monuments in relation to the social, cultural, religious, and political practices and institutions that were associated with them. Special interest is also given to the evolution of Greek town planning, as well as Greek settlements in the diaspora (Near East and Magna Graecia).


  • Paper Proposal and Bibliography 10%
  • Final Paper 30%
  • Midterm 25%
  • Final Examination 35%


Prerequisite: ARCH 272, 272W, 273, or by permission of instructor



J. Pedley, Greek Art and Archaeology, 5th ed. (Upper Saddle River, N.J., 2012). 

ISBN: 978-0-2050-0133-0

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