Ancient to Baroque

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Ancient to Baroque

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Lower-level art history course.

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The course explores a thousand years in the development of Art (painting, sculpture and architecture) in the western Europe (from the early medieval period to the Baroque). The focus of the course is on the artistic heritage of the city of Rome and Italy, which will be studies and interpreted within the broader context of the Mediterranean and European/Western art. Major artworks and periods, elements of style and protagonists, will be examined from various perspectives, considering their historical and social context, artistic influences and literary sources. The course is taught primarily on-site.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations


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