CLAS 540C (01) - Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Tech, Tools and Engineering in the Ancient World

Engineering in Ancient World

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Classics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 56844
This course examines positive and negative impacts of ancient technological advances: engineering (fire, metallurgy), writing technology (scripts, including the alphabet, the emergence of papyrus and vellum), military technology (shipbuilding, defensive and offensive technologies, and navigation), artistic (invention of dyes, lost-wax methods of bronze casting), infrastructure (roads, bridges, and aqueducts), and monumentality (Stonehenge, Greek temples, and the Roman Colosseum). Focus on the ways in which societal and environmental factors influenced technological development and vice versa.
Only listed campus in section: Durham, Manchester
Attributes: Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: STAFF

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am MURK 202