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ARH 325 ARH 325. Art and Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. 3 Hours.

Examines various aspects of material culture, including the rise of monumentality and urbanism; media such as writing and figurative arts; and the history and politics of archaeological research in the area of the Fertile Crescent, Turkey, and Iran. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Only one of the following may be counted: Art History 325, 361L (Topic: Art/Archeology of the Ancient Near East), Middle Eastern Studies 320 (Topic: Art/Archeology of the Ancient Near East), 320 (Topic 4: Survey of Ancient Near Eastern Art).