The Art of War

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Art of War

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre‐Requisites: ENG 102

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    Course description
    This course explores the complicated relationship between Art and War. The course traces the depiction of the combatants on and off the battlefield from the classical period until the modern era; that is, before and after the introduction of gunpowder and firearms. Students will study the depiction of the soldier/hero; battlefield scenes and modes of commemorating the fallen. Literary sources will be used to complement the visual records.

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.

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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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