Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
714001122009MYCENEAN ARCHAEOLOGYCompulsory123
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this lecture is learning the culture and history of the Late Bronze Age Greece, and its place in the Eastern Mediterranean world
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. 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 Mycenaean Pottery of the Bronze Age.
33. Students will be able to understand main features of the Mycenaean architecture.
44. Students will be able to analize socio-political structure of the Mycenaean world.
55. Students will be able to identificate to the Mycenaean minor arts.
66. Students will be able to understand the relations between Mycenaean culture and Mediterranean world
77. Students will be able to recognize Mycenaean wall paintings.
88. Students will be able to learn Mycenaean burial customs
99. Students will be able to learn Mycenaean religious life and its organization
1010. Students will be able to understand Mediterranean trade in the Late Bronze Age
1111. Students will be able to make library research and internet browsing about certain subjects.
1212. 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 Mycenaean culture will be examined with the help of images. The relations of the Mycenaean civilisation with Western Anatolia, Egypt, Northern Syria and Cyprus will also be discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Early and Middle Bronze Age in Greece
2Mycenaean Grave Circles-1Reading (Rutters, Lesson 16)
3Mycenaean Grave Circles-2Reading (Rutters, Lesson 16)
4Mycenaean architecture and the tholos tombsReading (Rutters, Lesson 19-20) Presentation
5History of the Mycenaean ageReading (Mylonas 1966, 24-78) Presentation
6Mycenaean wall paintings and minor objectsReading (Higgins 1981, 94-102)
7Mycenaean burial customsReading (Rutters, Lesson 21)
8Midterm exam
9Linear B tablets and Mycenaean socio-politic organization Reading (Rutters, Lesson 25; Dickinson 1994, 45-94)
10Mycenaean Pottery-1Reading (Rutters, Lesson 24; Mountjoy 1986, 25-80)
11Mycenaean Pottery-2Reading (Rutters, Lesson 24; Mountjoy 1986, 81-140)
12Uluburun shipwreck-1Reading (Yalçın vd 2009, 57-98)
13Uluburun shipwreck -2 and tradeReading (Yalçın vd 2009, 335-368; Rutters, Lesson 22)
14Relations of Hittites and Mycenaeans, the problem of Ahhiyawa
15Late Mycenaean Period and the Dark AgesReading (Rutters, Lesson 28) Presentation
16Final exam
Recommended or Required Reading
• A.M. Mansel, Ege ve Yunan Tarihi, 3o,Ankara, 1971 • R. Higgins, Minoan and Mycanean Art, London, 1981 • G. E. Mylonas, Mycenae and the Mycenaean Age, Princeton 1966 • P. Mountjoy, Mycenaean Decorated Pottery: A Guide to Identification, Göteborg, 1986. • O. Dickinson, The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age, London 1994 • Ü. Yalçın, C. Pulak, R. Solotta, Uluburun Gemisi: 3000 Yıl Önce Dünya Ticareti, İstanbul 2009. 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
Discussion12112
Team/Group Work212
Individual Study for Homework Problems5315
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11010
Individual Study for Final Examination11111
Reading12336
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)90
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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LO14   4  2  
LO25      2  
LO34   3  2  
LO44   4 2   
LO543        
LO64   4     
LO743        
LO84         
LO94   3     
LO1022        
LO114      3  
LO1242  2  3  
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
 
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