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  • CAS AR 534: Seminar in Roman Art
    In-depth examination of varying topics in the study of Roman art and architecture. Topic for Fall 2016: Imperial Rome. The development of Rome from an Iron Age village to the capital of the Mediterranean world. Focus on the topography and monuments of the city during the High and Late Empire. Also offered as CAS AH 534.
  • CAS AR 551: Studies in Mesoamerican Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS AR 201 and CAS AR 250; or consent of instructor.
    Analysis of major events and processes of the Mesoamerican area. Topics include rise of towns, temples, and urbanism; the origin of state; and the development of empires.
  • CAS AR 577: Pots and Pans: The Material Culture of Cookery & Dining
    Exploration of food cultures and technologies through utensils for food preparation and consumption; kitchens from prehistory to present; tradition and fashion in cooking and dining vessels; cooking technology; utensils as metaphors and symbols. Ranges broadly across cultures, time, and space.
  • CAS AR 590: Life Is a Bowl: Ceramic Studies in Archaeology
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
    Before plastic, there was pottery -- pots and pans, cups and dishes, crocks and jars -- in every culture and in abundance. Research seminar studies pottery across time and space to elucidate personal habits as well as social, economic, and political developments.
  • CAS AR 593: Memory in 3-D: Memorials, Then and Now
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: junior standing
    Societies craft their histories and identities via memorials, thereby firming up the past for the future. In this course, we analyze the historical context, form, and message of important memorials in classical antiquity and modern America.