Sacred Space: Religious Architecture of Rome
The American University of Rome
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe 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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