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ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF ART

 
ARHA. 111
UNDERSTANDING VISUAL CULTURE
An introduction to the visual expression of a variety of times, places and cultures, from the prehistoric times to the contemporary world. Technical processes involved in the creation of various forms of art and architecture, historical circumstances surrounding the production and consumption of visual culture, investigation of recent methodologies from anthropology, cultural history and the history of art which are currently used to analyze visual culture.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 121
INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ART AND VISUAL CULTURE
Broad introduction to the study of visual expression in different world cultures and time periods. Case studies about specific works of art are used to instruct students about the different ways that art historical theory can be applied to the analysis of a work of art/architecture. Research and academic writing skills are a key component.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 122
INTRODUCTION TO ARCHAEOLOGY
Introduction to the discipline of archaeology. Emergence of archaeology as a discipline and its historical evolution, methods of discovery and research, major excavations and discoveries that are critical for understanding ancient civilizations.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 201
ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY I
Introduction to the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the prehistoric periods, such as the establishment of first temples in the world, origins of agriculture, emergence of cities, extensive use of metals and long-distance, international trade.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 202
ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY II
Study of the later periods of the ancient civilizations of Anatolia. Important human social developments in the past, such as settlement organization and architecture, religion, economy, trade and artistic expression in the Middle, and Late and Late Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 203
ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY III
Introduction to the material culture of the Hellenistic and Roman periods of Anatolia. Settlements and settlement patterns, architecture, art, religion, trade and cultural interactions. The most important archaeological remains of these periods.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 204
ANATOLIAN ARCHAEOLOGY IV
Study of the material culture of the Byzantine period of Anatolia. Settlements and settlement patterns, architecture, art, religion, trade and cultural interactions. The most important archaeological remains of this period.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 208
ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF SELJUK PERIOD
Introduction to the material culture of the Seljuk Period in Anatolia. Detailed examination of the architectural remains of the Seljuks, such as palaces, caravanserais, tombs, mosques, madrasas, khans and hospitals, the urbanization, art and architecture of the Seljuks.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 209
LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE CIVILIZATION (284-1453 AD)
Introduction to the origins, development and enduring legacy of Late Antique and Byzantine civilization. The course traces the transformation of the ancient world and the emergence and role of Byzantium as a major political, economic and cultural power in Europe and Near East. Topics covered include the spread of Christianity, the development of imperial ideology and the institutions of state, warfare and diplomacy, social and economic life, literary, artistic and architectural achievements, and cultural interaction with Western Europe and the Islamic states of the Near East.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 212
BUILDINGS AND CITIES
Introduction to the history of architecture and urbanism. Development of the city in Anatolia, the Mediterranean basin and the Near East.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 221
THE ART OF MEDITERRANEAN AND EUROPEAN CIVILAISATIONS: ANCIENT TO PRE-MODERN
Art, architecture and the visual culture of the Ancient Near East, the Classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, the Byzantine Empire, the Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance periods in Europe. The political symbolism of art and architecture, the nature of patronage, how art and architecture inform our understanding of the past.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 304
MUSEUM STUDIES I
Introduction to museum studies in theory and practice. Beginnings of museums and their historical evolution, the changing roles and purposes of the museum, collection management, exhibition design, interpretation and communication, conservation issues, public outreach and community involvement.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 305
MUSEUM STUDIES II
The changing roles and purposes of the museum, collection management, exhibition design, interpretation and communication, conservation issues, public outreach and community involvement. National and international legislation concerning museums, codes of ethics and international conventions.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 315
ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF THE ANCIENT MIDDLE EAST
Examination of the first cities and states in the world and the earliest written records of human history. Study of the civilizations of the Sumerians, Akkadians, Babylonians and Assyrians through archaeological remains and historical sources.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 316
ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF ANCIENT EGYPT
An archaeological survey of ancient Egyptian civilization. Prehistoric Egypt, Old and Middle Kingdom periods, the Hyksos invasions, the New Kingdom era and the Amarna diplomacy, decline of Egypt, Hellenistic period and Alexander the Great, Roman control and the rise of Coptic Christianity.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 317
ARCHAEOLOGY AND HISTORY OF HITTITES
The origins of the Hittites, their relationship with the Assyrian merchant colonies, local kingdoms and cities in Central Anatolia. The Hittite expansion and their international relations, particularly with Egypt, reasons of decline at the end of the second millennium BC, Neo-Hittite kingdoms and the legacy of the Hittite culture.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 318
LATE ANTIQUE AND BYZANTINE ART
A comprehensive chronological survey of the various monuments of Early Christian and Byzantine art, spanning from the earliest surviving traces of Christian art and architecture in the city of Rome and the eastern provinces of the Late Roman Empire to the art and architecture of the Late Byzantine Empire in Constantinople and the Balkans.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 319
ANCIENT GREEKS AND ROMANS
Introduction to the history and culture of the Ancient Greeks and Romans. Topics include archaeology, art, architecture, politics, religion, and literature. Students will study ancient Greek and Roman texts such as theater plays, myths, epics, laws, and historical accounts.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 320
ROME, ROMAN CITIES AND COUNTRYSIDE
Urban development of Rome from a monarchic residence to an imperial capital. Imperial presence and propaganda in the cities and countryside of the Roman empire. Examples ranging from Asia Minor to the Iberian peninsula will be connected with the larger discourse on the organization and logistics of the empire. Transformations of regional societies within the empire with focus on the legitimization of local powers through works of art, public infrastructure and urban decoration.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 322
ART AND ARCHITECTURE: POST MEDIEVAL TO POST MODERN
Art, architecture and the visual culture of the Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque movements in Europe, Neo-classicism and Romanticism, Realism, Impressionism, the Modern and Post-Modern art and architectural movements. The political symbolism of art, the nature of patronage, how art and architecture inform our understanding of the past.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 323
CONTEMPORARY ART I
An introduction to the appreciation of and critical debates around the contemporary arts. Engagement with work from artists working in a broad range of media within various settings - galleries, museums, public spaces, and other non-traditional exhibition venues.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 325
HISTORY OF ASIAN ART
Visual culture and built environment of Asia (China, Korea, Japan, India, Southeast Asia and Asian diaspora). Painting, sculpture, architecture, ritual objects, ceramics, textiles and other visual forms within the wider context of political, religious, social and economic developments of the region.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 327
ISLAMIC CITIES
Development of architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world from the 7th through the 20th century. Different types of cities ranging from Spain through Central Asia. Urbanistic and formal developments as tied to social and economic changes. Major cities include Cordoba, Cairo, Istanbul, Damascus, Baghdad, Isfahan, Samarkand, and Delhi. Development of architecture and urbanism in the Islamic world from the 7th through the 20th century. Different types of cities ranging from Spain through Central Asia. Urbanistic and formal developments as tied to social and economic changes. Major cities include Cordoba, Cairo, Istanbul, Damascus, Baghdad, Isfahan, Samarkand, and Delhi.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 331
ARCHAEOLOGY OF RELIGION
Examination of religion as an archaeological phenomenon throughout the ages. How did religion shape material culture and social organization through its institutions and structures? How can we analyze religion to understand and (re) construct ancient societies? Archaeological and historical data from the ancient Near Eastern, Greek and Roman civilizations and religions.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 332
ARCHAEOLOGY OF TRADE
The relationship between trade and the diffusion of civilizational constructs is closely examined, and also questions of cultural influence and the relationship between trade and mobility, trade and war, trade and diplomacy.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 334
GENDER AND VISUAL CULTURE
This course examines how gender has been a major factor in shaping our approaches and interpretations of visual culture in the past and present societies. It examines a variety of subjects in visual culture that intersect with gender.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 350
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 351
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 371
FIELDWORK
Fieldwork/internship of a minimum four-week duration during the summer term under the supervision of an advisor. Fieldwork can include archaeological excavations, assisting in restoration and conservation projects, archival or museum study, working in cultural institutions and heritage projects in Turkey or abroad.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 404
CULTURE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT I
Conservation, interpretation, communication and management of all archaeological and historical resources that are regarded as cultural heritage. Theoretical and methodological approaches, social and political factors, which shape our understanding and management of the cultural heritage. Examination of local and global, international and national institutions which deal with cultural heritage, the relevant legislation and conventions that impact the management of these resources.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 405
CULTURE HERITAGE MANAGEMENT II
Continuation of ACAH 404. Examination of case studies and specialized topics.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 407
CONSTANTINOPLE 330-1453
The history and the archaeology of the Byzantine imperial capital from its foundation to the Ottoman conquest. The functions of the built environment in relation to both historical time and urban space: the imperial palaces, the public churches, civic ritual and entertainment, economic and social services, the provision of welfare and defense, and the role of monasteries in the life of the community.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 408
MANAGEMENT OF NGO'S AND CULTURAL SERVICES
Introduction to management techniques and theories for NGO's and cultural institutions. Project management, budgeting and accounting practices, advertising, sponsorship, legal and tax issues related to managing cultural institutions in Turkey.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 410
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHOD AND THEORY
Examines the different theoretical approaches to archaeology and the methods and theories employed in fieldwork and data analysis. Contemporary issues in archaeology and how the purpose and subject of archaeology has changed over time. Archaeology's relationship with other social and natural sciences.
Credits: 3   Prerequisites: ARHA. 122 or consent of the instructor
 
ARHA. 411
ARCHAEOLOGICAL METHODS AND THEORY II
Archaeological method and theory with emphasis on the principles and practice of Anatolian archaeology. Topics include: survey and excavation methods and associated recording techniques, the instrumental analysis and interpretation of various kinds of excavated materials, and the presentation and publication of archaeological results.
Credits: 3   Prerequisites: (ARHA. 122 or ARHA. 201 or ARHA. 202 or ARHA. 317) or consent of the instructor
 
ARHA. 421
PAINTING IN THE OTTOMAN EMPIRE
Introduction to painting in the Ottoman Empire through the centuries, the art of miniature painting, manuscript illustration and album making in the Ottoman palace, the formation of a distinctive style developed through the interactions of the visual traditions of the East and West. The adoption of new techniques and styles such as murals and canvas painting as a result of encounters with Western art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 422
THE ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF THE ISLAMIC WORLD
Survey of the art and architecture of the Umayyad, Abbasids, Fatamids, Mongols, Seljuks, Timurids, Safavids, Mughals, and Ottomans. The period from the foundation of the Ottoman Empire to the founding of the Turkish Republic is given special emphasis.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 440
HISTORIOGRAPHY AND THEORY OF ART HISTORY
The theoretical issues that have shaped scholarly approaches to the history of art; the history of the development of Art History as a discipline. The different methodologies currently used in the study of the history of art and visual culture.
Credits: 3   Prerequisites: ARHA. 121 or consent of the instructor
 
ARHA. 450
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 451
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 452
SELECTED TOPICS IN EUROPEAN ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 453
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 454
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 455
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 456
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 457
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 458
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 459
SELECTED TOPICS IN ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART
Detailed examination of current topics in archaeology and the history of art.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 461
EUROPEAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE I
A survey of European art, architecture and visual culture from the early modern era to World War One. Various aspects of the visual culture of Europe will be examined within its cultural, social, and political contexts.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 462
EUROPEAN ART AND ARCHITECTURE II
A survey of European art, architecture and visual culture from World War One to the present. Various aspects of the visual culture of Europe will be examined within its cultural, social, and political contexts.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 465
DATA MANAGEMENT IN ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY, ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY
Understanding the need for and different techniques to organize and manage cultural heritage data. Theoretical and practical instruction in data management systems such as Geographical Information Systems, inventory tracking and organization programs for cultural institutions such as museums.
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 490
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Investigation of one or more topics of interest with the guidance of an instructor. Presentation of a research paper or project at the end of the term
Credits: 3  
 
ARHA. 495
INDEPENDENT STUDY
Credits: 1.5  
 
ARHA. 496
PUBLIC ARCHAEOLOGY
Bridging the scholarly knowledge of archaeology with the public; exploring diverse methods of interpretation, conservation and diverse ways to communicate archaeological information and data. Examples of public archaeology from Turkey and abroad. Social, political and ethical issues that are surrounding archaeological investigation, interpretation and the production of knowledge.
Credits: 3