Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
Students are expected to do weekly readings regularly and comprehensively. Depending on the class size, we may have some discussion based on those readings especially during Friday meetings.
During the semester, there will be two short writing assignments (4-5 pages each). One will involve a visit to the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in Providence (down the hill from College Hill) or Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. You will have the option to write about a museum exhibit and/or object of your choice from those museums. This may involve a formal analysis of an object, a critical analysis of an exhibition, etc. For the topic of the second paper, Omur will have many suggestions- but it will primarily be geared towards library research. The due dates for each are listed in the syllabus/[Weekly Schedule].
There will be a midterm exam halfway through the semester and a final exam at the end. Each of these will involve image comparisons where you will be asked to identify the objects/monuments and compare them briefly. There will be also some essay questions that you will selectively respond (2 out of 5 usually).