Fall 2014 not offered
COL 208, MDST 208|
|Course Cluster: Christianity Studies, Urban Studies|
This course surveys the history of Europe's most resonant urban symbol, the city of Rome, from antiquity to the baroque era (1600s). It focuses both on Rome's own urban, political, and cultural history and on the city's changing context as a symbol over 2000 years. This is a lecture and discussion course that emphasizes reading and viewing primary sources, both literary texts and visual images.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(HIST-MN)(MDST-MN)(MDST)(MDST-Art/Arch)(MDST-History)(MDST-Lang/Lit)(MDST-Phil/Reli)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Readings by Livy, Cicero, Virgil, St. Augustine, medieval pilgrim guides, Life of Cola di Rienzo, Petrarch, Vasari, and Shakespeare, among others. Also John Stambaugh, THE ANCIENT ROMAN CITY.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two 3-4 page papers on assigned reading. Brief exercises to prepare for weekly discussions. One short research project to prepare for final in-class essay.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
No late papers; active participation in discussion.
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