Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714001052009CRETAN ARCHAEOLOGYCompulsory114
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lecture is learning the culture and history of the Bronze Age Crete, and its place in the Eastern Mediterranean world.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Dr. Mehmet Nezih AYTAÇLAR
Learning Outcomes
11. Students will be able to learn Aegen geography of the Bronze Age.
22. Students will be able to distinguish the main styles of the Cretan Pottery of the Bronze Age.
33. Students will be able to understand main features of the Minoan architecture
44. Students will be able to identificate to the Minoan minor arts.
55. Students will be able to understand the relations between Minoan culture and Mediterranean world
66. Students will be able to recognize Minoan wall paintings.
77. Students will be able to learn Minoan burial customs
88. Students will be able to learn Minoan religious life and its organization.
99. Students will be able to understand Mediterranean trade in the Bronze Age.
1010. Students will be able to make library research and internet browsing about certain subjects
1111. Students will be able to express his knowledge and experiences on the subject by writing
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
In this lecture, architecture, pottery styles, plastic arts, wall paintings, sealing, writing and the other minor objects of the Minoan culture will be examined with the help of images. The relations of the Minoan civilisation with Western Anatolia, Egypt, Northern Syria and Cyprus will also be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Crete's geographical location in the world of the Aegean, the basic concepts. Neolithic period
2Cultures of EM-1 and EM-2Reading (Rutters, Lesson 5)
3General features of the Middle Minoan cultureReading (Rutters, Lesson 10)
4Origins of the Middle Minoan culture Presentation
5Middle Minoan ArchitectureReading (Rutters, Lesson 12)
6Middle Minoan wall paintingsReading (Rutters, Lesson 14)
7Cretan burial customsReading (Rutters, Lesson 6)
8Midterm exam.
9Minoan religion Reading (Rutters, Lesson 15)
10Minoan minor arts-1Reading (Rutters, Lesson 14)
11Minoan minor arts-2Reading (Rutters, Lesson 14)
12Theran architecture and its chronologyReading (Rutters, Lesson 17)
13Theran wall paintingsReading (Rutters, Lesson 17)
14Minoan culture after collapsing the palaces
15External relations and trade of the CreteReading (Rutters, Lesson 18) Presentation
16Final
Recommended or Required Reading
• A.M. Mansel, Ege ve Yunan Tarihi, 3o,Ankara, 1971 • R. Higgins, Minoan and Mycanean Art, London, 1981 • S. Alexiou, Minos Uygarlığı, İstanbul, 1991 useful web sites: J. Rutters: http://projectsx.dartmouth.edu/history/bronze_age/
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
SUM0
SUM0
Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures16232
Discussion10110
Team/Group Work212
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12336
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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3
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4
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5
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8
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9
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10
LO15   4     
LO24      2  
LO35   3  2  
LO44   4 2   
LO543        
LO64   4     
LO743        
LO84         
LO94   3     
LO1022        
LO114      3  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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