Fine Arts | Art and Archaeology of Rome
A414 | 2112 | Leach
Ballantine Hall Room 118
This Section for Undergraduates Students Only
Graduates register for section 2111 4 credit hours.
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.
Students will keep account of their viewing experiences and
coordinate them with readings in an on-going journal. From time
to time, approximately every three weeks, they will submit
selected items from the journal for grading and comment.