Time: 10:30 - 16:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RC386
Duration: 1 session
What is the course about?
The study day concerns the Inca from South America, a culture that in 1532 ruled the largest empire in the Americas.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will explore through archaeological records, anthropological interpretations, and historiography Inca’s complex social and economic organisation, their technological achievements in textiles, ceramics, metallurgy and monumental architecture to illustrate how they are simultaneously similar and different from other ancient cultures.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Explain the Inca’s imperial success
- Illustrate what the Inca used instead of writing
- List three features that make the Inca unique among world culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
No previous experience 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 include a PowerPoint presentation, video clips, activities and follow-up discussions.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other one-day courses on the Maya (RC238) and the Aztecs (RC771) taught by Dr. Carocci. See website for details.