The Lure of Naples

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    The Lure of Naples

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory art history course

    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    This one-credit on-site course introduces students to the city of Naples through the eyes of the foreign ‘Grand Tour’ visitors. The course will focus on the history of the forming of important collections of ancient, Renaissance, and Baroque art, in particular the Archaeological Museum of Naples and the Capodimonte Museum, and the impact of the discovery of Pompeii and Herculaneum. Special attention will be given to the reactions of the visitors when confronted with the nude figure in Renaissance and ancient art and the ancient erotic art found at Pompeii and Herculaneum. The course meets on the AUR campus before a weekend long trip to Naples.

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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