CLAS 540C (H01) - Environment, Technology and Ancient Society: Tech, Tools and Engineering in the Ancient World

Hon/Engineer in Ancient World

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Classics
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2023 - Full Term (01/24/2023 - 05/08/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 55198
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.
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Only the following students: Honors Program
Attributes: Honors course, Environment,Tech&Society(Disc)
Instructors: Gregory McMahon

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/24/2023 5/8/2023 MWF 9:10am - 10:00am MURK 201