Spring 2021 - HUM 313 D100
Roman Art and Archaeology (4)
Class Number: 7123
Delivery Method: Remote
Course Times + Location:
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
Prerequisites:One of the following courses: ARCH 100, ARCH 201, HS 100, HS 231, HS 232, HS 277, HIST 277 or by permission of the instructor.
Introduces the art and archaeology of ancient Rome from 8th c. BCE to 4th c. CE through an overview of the material remains in their original historical, political and cultural contexts. Addresses several issues: stylistic changes and innovations, art as a vehicle of propaganda and art as projection of Roman imperial power. Students with credit for HS 313 or ARCH 313 cannot take this course for further credit. Students with credit for ARCH 322 under the title "Special Topics in Archaeology I: Roman Art and Archaeology" may not take this course for further credit.
This course offers an introduction to the art and archaeology of Rome, covering the time period that extends from approximately 700 B.C. to the 4th century AD. We will begin by examining the history of pre-Roman Italy, while placing a special focus on the art and archaeology of the Etruscan civilization. Next, we will move to the Early Roman period the notable Greeks and Etruscans influences that permeate the art and architecture of this period. This is followed by the artistic manifestations of the Roman Republic, and the birth of “Imperial” Rome under the Emperor Augustus. The second half of the course will focus on the Imperial Period – urban planning, architecture, sculpture, painting and minor arts – from the Flavians to Constantine (fourth century) and the rise of Christianity. The material is analyzed in its original historical, political and cultural context. The art and architecture of Rome will form the basis of the material covered in this course, but we will also explore the art and archaeology of several Roman provinces and the mechanisms that held this vast empire together. The course will address several issues: stylistic changes and innovations throughout the centuries; the use of art as a vehicle of propaganda for the emperors; Roman art and the projection of Roman imperial power; the development of Christian art; and Roman art and its influence on the sculptural, architectural and urban design models that influenced western cultures for centuries to follow.
The course is organized chronologically, forming three distinct units:
- Pre-Roman Italy and the Etruscan Civilization;
- From the rise of Rome to the Republican period;
- The Imperial Period (Augustus to Constantine)
- Article Review 15%
- Research Presentation 15%
- Participation 20%
- Paper Proposal and Bibliography 20%
- Final Paper 30%
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
No texts required.
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TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021
Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).