CLASS 3738

CLASS 3738

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

Have you ever been asked 'who are you' or 'which group do you belong to'? You would have noted how the answer shifts according to who is asking, in which context, etc. While everyone is unique, the possible replies in any one situation are largely defined at the level of society. What is less often realized, however, is that identity shows in particular in ways of doing: what and how one eats; what one wears and when; how one moves in a space. Archaeology is in a unique position to investigate these questions, and the Greek and Roman worlds offer a fruitful test ground, both because of their varied evidence, and because of their peculiar echoing in the modern world and its manifold identities. This course will address current theories about identity and its formation, discuss the various facets of identity (e.g. gender, citizenship, ethnicity) in the Greek and Roman worlds, and introduce tools for studying identity in the past.

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (HB)
Distribution Category (CA-AS, HST-AS, SCD-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ARKEO 3738ARKEO 6838RELST 3738

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  7342 CLASS 3738   SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Please contact Prof. Van Oyen (av475) if you would like to be placed on a waiting list.