Course Description

Course Name

Minoans and Mycenaeans: Archaeology and Art History of the Aegean Bronze Age

Session: VRMS3122

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

ENG 102

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This course will explore the sites, monuments and artifacts of the Bronze Age Aegean –   illuminating the Early Bronze Age culture of the Cyclades and the Minoan and Mycenaean palace cultures that evolved there. It will also examine their relationships with other peoples with whom they shared the Mediterranean sea –  such as the Egyptians, Assyrians, Hittites   and the inhabitants of Troy. This course will be mainly classroom‐based but will include a required field trip to Greece. On this field trip – one night in Athens and two nights in Nafplio – students will visit the National Archaeological Museum and Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, the archaeological sites of Mycenae and Tiryns and the Nafplio Archaeological Museum.

*Course content subject to change