Sacred Space: Religious Architecture of Rome

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Sacred Space: Religious Architecture of Rome

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Architecture, Religion

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course explores main ideas behind the sacral space on the example of sacral architecture of Rome, from the ancient times to the postmodern. The course maximizes the opportunity of on-site teaching in Rome; classes are held in the real surrounding, which best illustrates particular topics of the course. Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sacred spaces including the ancient Roman architecture (Forum Boarium), early Christian sacred spaces (catacombs and early Christian Basilicas), Renaissance and Baroque architecture (St. Peter?s Church and Il Gesù), as well as Orthodox Christian and Protestant churches, Jewish and Muslim architecture.

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