This course explores the meaning and function of monuments and other cultural artifacts from the ancient Mediterranean and the Classical world, both in their ancient context and in contemporary society. The course explores the topics of memory and power through an examination of issues in cultural heritage and preservation, and the use of the ancient world to mobilize power and authority over time. Discussions will cover topics in cultural heritage, archaeology and nationalism, and monuments and their role in the construction and/or destruction of memory.
3 credits
Lower Division
Approaches to Creation and Analysis | The Humanities
The Capacities | Oral and Visual Communication