ROME WINTER 2013 ITALIAN 250 / HSTEU 250 / ART HISTORY 250
LECTURERS: Professor Albert Sbragia Professor Mary O’Neil
Division of French and Italian Department of History
Office: Padelford C-262 Office: Smith 212A
Off Hrs: M 12:30-1:30, Th 3:45-4:45 Off Hrs: Tu 2-3, Weds 1:30-3pm
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TA offices: Alessio Rosoldi / Pdl C-236 Sarah Ross/ Pdl C-228 Arna Elezovic / Smith 103C
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This course provides an overview of the cultural and artistic history of Rome from its origins to World War II. It
has been designed for students interested in gaining a comprehensive knowledge of Rome and in particular for students considering study in Rome with programs offered by various UW departments (Architecture, Art History, Classics, CHID, English, History, Italian, etc). Literary and historical documents, visual arts and architecture, will be used to explore the changing paradigms of the Eternal City, its myths and imagery, from the legendary founding by Romulus, through the Classical, Medieval and Renaissance periods, to Mussolini’s fascist Rome and the modern city. As one of the world’s most important historical, intellectual and cultural centers, the study of Rome offers a unique point of entry into the diverse European traditions which have invested the city with their varied meanings.
COURSE BOOK: (available at University Bookstore—under Italian 250)
Chris Scarre, The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Rome
THREE COURSE READING PACKETS: (available at Rams Copy Center, 4144 University Ave NE)
There are three readers for this course, all are available at Rams Copy Center.
Vol. I Historical Readings to be read before Tuesday lecture.
Page numbers of each assignment are listed for R1
Vol. II Art History Readings to be read for Thursday lecture
Assignments are listed by author for R2
Vol. III Literary Readings from original sources presented Thursday and discussed Friday
Assignments are listed by author and title for R3
Students should purchase books and packets immediately, since they are needed for start of class.
COURSE WEB SITE: can be accessed at http://courses.washington.edu/rome250
ASSIGNMENTS, DATES AND GRADE PERCENTAGES
Section grade: Preparation and participation (10%)
First Paper: due Tuesday Feb 5 at lecture (20%)
Midterm: Tuesday Feb 12 at lecture (20%)
Second Paper: due Tuesday Mar 5 at lecture (20%)
Final Exam: Thurs Mar 21 10:30am-12:20pm (30%)
[Alternate earlier exam Sat Mar 16, 1-3pm. Room TBA. Sign up by e-mail to email@example.com]
PAPERS: Two short essays (4-5 pages) drawing on course readings, lectures and discussion.
Topics will be provided by instructors.
READINGS FOR LECTURES AND DISCUSSION SECTIONS: See reverse side of this syllabus.
Readings should be done before the lecture or section for which they are assigned, since lectures and sections will presume the students’ familiarity with these readings.
Tuesday’s lectures start from the historical background selections in Volume I of Course Reader (approximately 20-30 pages per week). Thursday's lecture will focus on art & literature in Vol. II & III. Friday readings will be discussed briefly during Thursday lecture and explored in depth during Friday sections.
Please use Discussion Questions in Volume III of Course Reader to prepare for section.