Culture, heritage and the environment

Culture, heritage and the environment

Semester 1

Delve into Malta's rich history and discover the wealth of heritage of the Maltese Islands. Explore places of historic significance on a weekly basis and learn what defines Maltese culture.

Transport will be provided to and from University, pick up spot is at the roundabout infront the main entrance of University opposite Mater Dei Hospital at the University Bus Terminus Mater Dei Hospital Side.

Fort St. Angelo - 18th October, Hagar Qim Temples - 25th October, St. Paul's Catacombs - 1st November, The Palace Armoury - 8th November, Fort St. Elmo - 29th November, Domus Romana - 6th December. 

Visits will be held on Fridays.

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Semester 1

This DGP unit seeks to provide students with a survey of Baroque art in Malta from its onset through Caravaggio’s realism to its triumphant peak with Mattia Preti’s works.

The artists' oeuvres will be discussed and students will be introduced to critical analysis and will learn to place the works within the Baroque style.

Student Review: "The course will help students to learn about the work and lives of Maltese and foreign 17th and 18th century artists and their individual artistic styles and influences. The lectures are conducted by an experienced art scholar and include on-site visits, including sections of churches and museums that are not normally open to the public. Personally, this course helped me to appreciate particular details about works of art which I may have otherwise missed. It also provided me with an opportunity to interact with other like-minded students.Henrik Curt Damato - B.A. (Hons) Archeology and Geography 1st Yr – Baroque Art in Malta from Caravaggio to Mattia Preti

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays, Saturdays hereunder please find tentative time table:

16th October (Class lecture), 23rd October (Class lecture), 30th October (Class lecture).

2nd November (Onsite lecture TBC) Visit to the Oratories in Valletta, 9th November (Onsite lecture TBC) Visit to Mdina Cathedral and Cathedral Museum, Carmelite Priory and Benedictine Monastery, 16th November (Onsite lecture TBC) Visit to Naxxar Parish Church and Mosta Parish Church, 23rd November (Onsite lecture TBC) Visit to Verdala Palace and Siggiewi Parish Church, 4th December (Onsite lecture TBC) Visit to the Wignacourt Museum and Rabat Parish Church.

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Semester 1

This eight-week course will introduce students to the realm of Ancient Greek Mythology.

Throughout the study-unit we shall discuss the impact that these myths had on Ancient Greek civilisation and how these myths affected the culture and society of the people that believed in them.

Students will be also introduced to mythology through ancient literary sources such as Homer and Hesiod, as well as through ancient drama such as the tragedies of Euripides.

Lectures will be held on Wednesdays.

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Semester 2

A mixed-focus Thematic Approach which seeks to explore elements of Greek and Roman history through a thematic rather than chronological approach that puts the emphasis on these themes rather than on the narrative.

Student Review: "Greek and Roman history is a gold-mine and anyone stands to learn from the study of this topic. The tutor was clearly passionate about the topic being taught and even in his absence the replacement tutors offered pleasant presentations." James Camilleri – Master of Advocacy 1st Yr – An overview of Greek and Roman History.

2nd Semester Sessions will be held on Wednesdays: 19th, 26th February, 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th March, 1st, 22nd April 2020 from 12pm till 2pm.

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