Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9201055882018Urbanization in Early IoniaElective126
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The issue of the foundation of the Ionian cities at the beginning of the Iron Age is a common subject for many scholars, who are interested in this early period. The excavations carried out in recent years in western Asia Minor provide us new evidences about the emergence of the Ionian cities. The aim of this study is to give a concise account of the history of the development and urbanisation process of the Greek settlements in Ionia.The purpose of the course is to give the student an intensive overview of the archaeology and architectural characters of the Bronze and Iron Age cultures of the Mainland Greece, especially the Aegean islands and Asia Minor. The topics include the regional aspects on architecture and settlement organisation, the interaction between the important neighbouring cultures and understanding of impact to the Greek architecture.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Doç. Dr. Hüseyin Cevizoğlu
Learning Outcomes
11. To be able to perceive and explain the importance of urbanisation process in archaeology.
22. To be able to realize and demonstrate the importance of researches in Ionia for scientific researches
33. To be able to make research and present the results based on scientific and normative criteria.
44. To be able to demonstrate and exercise independence of mind and thought; to be able to interpret and write a presentation by applying his/her knowledge on a subject previously learned and studied.
55. To be able to apply the methods for the researches on archaeological records found in an excavation project.
66. To be able to comprehensively read and analyse modern literature and to make research in the library and on the internet.
77. To be able to prepare and write case studies on his/her subjects.
88. To be able to create and develop confidence, responsibility and critical thinking.
99. To be able to read comprehesively and analyse modern literature.
1010. To be able to classify and describe various records from different disciplines such as history, epigraphy, architecture, sculpture, ceramics etc., and to be able to discuss and evaluate them to answer chronological problems.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
The focus of the course is to determine of the important centres, which are produced available archaeological materials concerning architectural data. During the courses, the student will also obtain an overview of the geographical landmarks of the regions and topography of the main sites of related cultures. The course aims the students to provide a common perspective about the architectural development in terms of building material and construction techniques in Greek Art at the beginning of the Iron Age. The progress of urbanisation, the settlement types and patterns as well as settlement organisation of the important centres in the Aegean World are the subjects of the course. It will be also stressed the point, that is the impacts of cultural interactions of the Pre-Hellenic cultures of the Near East on the development of the Iron Age Greek architecture.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
0Description of the course, explaining the activities and operations of the course.Meeting with the students. Examining and definition of the course intents. -
1Culture, art and social development in the Late Bronze Age: Dark Ages.The presentation of the lecturer.-
2Minoan architecture of the Late Bronze Age and urbanisation process.The presentation of the lecturer.-
3Mycenaean architecture of the Late Bronze Age and urbanisation process.The presentation of the lecturer.-
4Collapse of the Mycenaean kingdoms: Architecture of the post-palatial period.The presentation of the lecturer.-
5Continuity and Change: Architecture and urbanisation in Ionia during the transitional period from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age. The presentation of the lecturer.-
6Architecture and urbanisation in the Early Iron Age.The presentation of the lecturer.-
7Mid-term Exam.--
8Seminar I: Architecture and urbanisation in Ionia in the Early Iron Age.The presentation of student.-
9Seminar II: Architecture and urbanisation in Ionia in the Early Iron Age.The presentation of student.-
10Seminar III: Architecture and urbanisation in Ionia in the Early Iron Age.The presentation of student.-
11Seminar IV: Architecture and urbanisation in Ionia in the Early Iron Age.The presentation of student.-
12Final Exam.--
Recommended or Required Reading
Temel Kaynaklar A. M. Snodgrass, An Archaeology of Greece, The Present State and Future Scope of a Discipline (Berkeley 1987). V. R. d’A. Desborough, The Greek Dark Ages (London 1972). H. Drerup, Griechische Baukunst in geometrischer Zeit (Archaeologia Homerica 2/O (1969). W.-D. Heilmeyer, Frühgriechische Kunst. Kunst und Siedlung im geometrischen Griechenland (Berlin 1982). F. Lang, “Minoische, mykenische und geometrische Zeit”, W. Hoepfner (ed.), Geschichte des Wohnens I: 5000 v. Chr- 500 n. Chr.: Vorgeschichte, Frühgeschichte, Antike (Stuttgart 1999) 85-122. G. Gruben, Klassische Bauforschung (München 2007). W. Hoepfner - Mitarbeiter, “Die Epoche der Griechen”, W. Hoepfner (ed.), Geschichte des Wohnens I: 5000 v. Chr. – 500 n. Chr.: Vorgeschichte, Frühgeschichte, Antike (Stuttgart 1999) 123-608. H.-J. Gehrke-H. Schneider, Geschichte der Antike. Ein Studienbuch (Stuttgart 2006). J.N. Coldstream, Geometric Greece (London 1977). R. Naumann (çev.: B. Madra), Eski Anadolu Mimarlığı (Ankara 1985). W. Müller - G. Vogel, dtv-Atlas Baukunst, Band 1 (München 2009). C. Gates, Ancient Cities. The archaeology of urban life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome (London 2003). K. Fagerström, Greek Iron Age Architecture. Developments Through Changing Times (Göteborg 1988). J. M. Cook, “Greek Settlement in the Eastern Aegean and Asia Minor”, I. E. S. Edwards, N. G. L. Hammond, E. Sollberger (ed.), The Cambridge Ancient History: History of the Middle East and the Agean Region c. 1380-1000 B.C., Volume 2,2 (Cambridge 2008) 773-805.
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
Language of Instruction
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination144
Final Examination144
Attending Lectures11333
Report Preparation31854
Individual Study for Mid term Examination21122
Individual Study for Final Examination21224
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
LO1   4         
LO2 4  3        
LO3 43 4        
LO4       3     
LO5       3     
LO6 4           
LO7 3           
LO8          4  
LO9        3    
* Contribution Level : 1 Very low 2 Low 3 Medium 4 High 5 Very High
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