ARTH 695 (01) - Topics in Art History

TopArtHist/Cities Ancnt Italy

Durham   Liberal Arts :: Art History
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   35  
CRN: 56408
Topics and prerequisites to be announces before registration. May be repeatable twice with different topics. Prereq: one 400- or 500-level art history course; or instructor permission.
Department Approval Required. Contact Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Equivalent(s): ARTS 695
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Ivo Van der Graaff

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 MW 10:40am - 12:00pm PCAC A204
Additional Course Details: 

Cities of Ancient Italy

This course traces the rise of cities on the Italian peninsula with a special focus on their art and architecture. Our task will be to examine the interaction of various cultures such as the Etruscans, Latins, Greeks, Phoenicians, and others as Rome grew into an empire. Starting with the foundation of Rome until its fall in late antiquity we will focus on the development of urban centers such as Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Paestum, Cerveteri, Ravenna, and many more including Rome itself. Can count as a substitute for ARTH 587, 674, 675, 678-684, or 688 toward other majors and the architectural studies minor. No prerequisites necessary.