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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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CARS 2020 - Roman Archaeology

Explores the material remains from the Roman world and of the information they provide about Roman society. Among other things, examines sculpture, painting, coinage, and architecture to learn how Romans at various levels of society used objects, images and built structures to make statements about themselves. Examines how these messages differed from one part of the empire to another. Teaches how to look at and ‘read’ objects and images. Special emphasis placed on methodologies used to interpret them.

Credit Hours: 3
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2SS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • To apply the acquired skills to unfamiliar objects and monuments in order to reach reasonable conclusions about the culture without relying on secondary sources.
  • To be able to distinguish between objective description of evidence and subjective interpretation of that evidence.
  • To develop skills that will allow them to interpret material evidence (as opposed to written) as means of understanding cultural norms and cultural interaction within the Roman world..
  • To recognize the institutions in our present civilization which originated in the Roman world.
  • To understand the aspirations and values of the people within the contexts of their cultures.
  • To understand the roles which religion, art, family, politics, warfare, and leisure activities play in development of Roman culture.

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