What is the course about?
Come and learn about one of the great New World civilisations and their achievements - the Aztecs of Mexico as revealed by archaeological and textual sources.
What will we cover?
The Aztecs of central Mexico, during the 14th and 15th centuries was Central America's largest and most powerful empire. After examining the origins and evolution of the Aztec state, we turn our attention to its remarkable political and economic organization.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Have an understanding of the Aztec culture and religion
- Explain the symbolism beyond Aztec sacrifices
- remember names of Aztec gods and goddesses and their characteristics.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous experience with archaeology or anthropology is required, nor is there a course prerequisite. You will be encouraged to participate by asking questions, expressing your opinions and generally contributing your experience and knowledge.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The format of the class will vary from week to week, but will include PowerPoint presentations, video clips, readings and follow-up discussions. You are encouraged to read outside the course on particular topics you find interesting and would like to discuss in class.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any other Classical Civilisations course from September.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details