Rome: The First 2,000 Years


Weaving together the ancient and the early modern, this course offers students an overview of the history, topography, art, and architecture of the city of Rome. Rome has been continuously inhabited for more than three millennia, and its urban fabric both reveals and conceals a unique history of occupation, destruction, reconstruction, revival, and excavation. The course will move between the ancient and Renaissance periods of Roman history, and will examine the city's most important and lasting contributions to the history of art and architecture. It will center especially around a week-long trip to Rome over Spring Break, during which students will present on-site research reports. The trip, and the course as a whole, will be limited to fourteen students. Flights, lodging, ground transportation and two meals will be paid for by the Department's West Bay View Travel Seminar endowment. Travel plans are subject to change due to changing pandemic restrictions. The course is limited to graduate students, majors, and possibly minors in the Department of Art History & Archaeology, and admission is contingent on an interview with the faculty shortly after registration.
Course Attributes: AS HUM; AS LCD; FA HUM; AR HUM; EN H; FA AH

Section 01

Rome: The First 2,000 Years
INSTRUCTOR: Wallace, Jones
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