Ancient Maya And Olmecs

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 144 Conc £53 Full £264 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00 12 MAC 10/01/2019 04/04/2019 HH2180

What will the course cover?

The course will consist of twelve sessions: Session 1 10/01/19 Introduction to the Maya. Session 2 17/01/19 Maya Religion. Session 3 24/01/19 Maya Writing. Session 4 31/01/19 Maya Society. Session 5 07/02/19 Maya Art & Architecture. Session 6 14/02/19 The Decline of the Mayas. Session 7 28/02/19 Introduction to the Olmecs. Session 8 07/03/19 Olmec Religion. Session 9 14/03/19 Olmec Writing. Session 10 21/03/19 Olmec Society. Session 11 28/03/19 Olmec Art & Architecture. Session 12 04/04/19 The Fall of the Olmecs..

Who is the course for?

Anyone interested in learning about the Ancient Maya and Olmec civilisations.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

None but your English should be good enough to be able to follow the lectures, participate in class discussions and activities and do some background reading and research.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

- demonstrate knowledge of the Ancient Maya & Olmec civilisations - identify how the Mayas & Olmecs changed and developed over time - recognise the legacies of the Ancient Maya & Olmec civilisations and appreciate their contribution to and influence on the modern world - be aware of the different types of historical evidence and how they are used - understand how a range of sources help make the ‘story’ of the Maya & Olmecs

How is the course organised?

12 two-hour long sessions with each one focusing on a particular aspect of Maya or Olmec civilisation. Towards the end of the course the tutor and the students will discuss the possibility of a visit to a museum in London in order to see first hand Maya & Olmec artifacts.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

Some reading is required in order to complete independent research.

How will my progress be assessed?

By your contribution in class.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

No other costs. A notebook and a pen to write down notes.

What support is available?

Ask at reception if you have any additional needs or requirements.