Course Catalog - 2019-2020

     

HART 509 - THE DAWN OF ROME

Long Title: THE DAWN OF ROME: GENERATING THE URBAN, SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE OF THE ETERNAL CITY
Department: Art History
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Seminar
Credit Hours: 3
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Graduate
Description: In this course you will uncover the roots of the Eternal City, Rome. Through analysis of archaeological remains, art historical methodologies and theories of social space, intentionality, structuration and agency, you will question how and why Rome became a city and a culture the reshaped the world. The course will focus on the first 500 years of Roman art and society, ca. 800-300 BCE, looking closely at the kingship of Rome, the genesis of the Roman Republic, and the ability to understand a distant culture through artistic manufacture, materiality and philosophical shift. Graduate students will be expected to complete all the requirements of this class in addition to writing a substantial research paper at the end of the semester. Graduate/Undergraduate Equivalency: HART 309. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for HART 509 if student has credit for HART 309.