Fine Arts | Art & Archaeology of Rome
A414 | 2111 | Leach
Ballantine Hall Room 118
This Section for Graduate Students Only
Undergraduates register for section 2112 3 credit hours.
FINA A414 Section 2112, 3cr (UG)
In order to facilitate close exposure to the objects and places
studied and "hands-on" discussion, the class will meet in a
classroom equipped with individual computer terminals. Images
used for class as well as other, supplementary images will be
available on the Internet for individual inspection. This course
will study the contributions of the visual arts to defining Roman
cultural identity through an examination of major developmental
trends in architecture, sculpture and painting. Emphasis will be
on the interpretation of objects within their social and physical
contexts. Readings in Roman literary sources will be used as well
as contemporary books on the topics. These sections meet with
sections CLAS C414.
In addition to their journal keeping, graduate students
will submit a research paper on a topic of their own choosing.
Also each graduate student will have the responsibility for
preparing background materials and leading discussion for a
segment of one class session.
Everyone: midsemester and final examinations.