Greek Art: Myth and Culture

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Greek Art: Myth and Culture

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    Art History, Classics

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    A survey of the development of Greek art and architecture, and what it tells us about the myths, lives and beliefs of the culture that produced it, from the Dark Ages to the end of the Hellenistic period. Illustrated with slides and with reference to Classics' own collection of Greek pottery. 100% internal assessment.

    Course Learning Objectives
    Students who pass the course should be able:
    1. to show an understanding of the stylistic history and development of Greek art;
    2. to identify some of the myths and scenes shown upon it, and understand why they were shown;
    3. to analyse and appreciate ancient works of art on the basis of criteria such as form, decoration, style, and chronology;
    4. to demonstrate an understanding of the social and cultural factors which created and influenced Greek art.

    Tutorial Assignment (c.250 words each) 10%
    Art Work Analysis (800 words) 20%
    Essay (2500 words) 45%
    Final Test (50 minutes) 25%

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