Style and Ideology in Roman Art and Architecture

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Style and Ideology in Roman Art and Architecture

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The art of the Republic and the Empire to the time of Constantine the Great. The art of Etruria briefly considered.

    The course focuses on key issues in the study of Roman art and architecture: art and the ruler, art as political propaganda, the natural versus the artificial, and the interpretation of style.

    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Effectively utilize technical terms and names.
    2. Interpret assigned art and architecture of the period in relation to the cultural environment and the historical context.
    3. Demonstrate awareness of some of the concepts and debates that inform the study of Roman art and architecture.

    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used:
    1. Classes consist of lectures accompanied by visuals, and class discussion.
    2. Use of field trips when possible.
    3. Office hours: students are encouraged to make full use of the office hours of their instructor, where they can ask questions and go over lecture material.
    4. Use of a Blackboard site, where instructors post assignment instructions, timely announcements, as well as additional resources.
    5. Use of library facilities: students are encouraged to make use of the library facilities for their assignments as well as for preparation for the exams.


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