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CL2311 Roman Archaeology

Roman Archaeology

Module Organiser: Dr. Hazel Dodge
Duration of Course: All year
Contact Hours:32 lectures (2 lectures p.w.), 6 seminars
Weighting: 10 ECTS
Assessment: Examination 80%, Continuous assessment (two written assignments) 20%

Overview and Aims:

This module explores the Roman world through the material culture. It covers the full geographical extent of the Roman Empire examining subjects such as transport and communication, urbanisation and settlement, the economy and resources, religion, and technology. Regional case studies of Rome and Ostia, the Bay of Naples, the Eastern Empire, and North Africa will all be included.

Learning Outcomes:

On successful conclusion of this module, students should be able to demonstrate:

  • Sound geographical knowledge of the Roman world
  • The ability to apply visual and spatial skills to the analysis of artifacts, architectural plans and other archaeological diagrams
  • Knowledge of the primary sources (archaeological, artistic, textual) relevant to the module topics
  • Familiarity with, and ability to evaluate, the major theoretical approaches, debates and scholarship relevant to the module topic
  • Ability to discuss the above, both orally and in writing, in a clear and scholarly manner, and to work effectively in teams.

Last updated 11 June 2012 ryanw1@tcd.ie.