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Units Dates
Units.
 

Unit 1 : Introductions and Orientation (Jan. 24 - 28):

-- Course goals and requirements.
-- Looking ahead to Writing Rome.
-- Theorizing ancient cities and Rome.

Unit 2 : Ancient Rome (Jan. 31 - Mar. 11):

-- Understanding and identifying landmarks and monuments.
-- Analysis and discussion of texts about the ancient city.
-- Monuments: Republican and Imperial Fora, temples, city districts and walls.
-- Readings: Cicero, Livy, Horace, Vergil, Propertius, Ovid, Juvenal, Martial.

Unit 3 : Renaissance Rome (Mar. 21 - 30):

-- Changes to the city, especially during the papacy.
-- Analysis and discussion of texts about the city in the 14th-16th centuries.
-- Readings: Petrarch, correspondence between Pope Pius X and artists.
-- "Adopt-a-site" presentations begin.

Unit 4 : Grand Tours (Apr. 1 - 13):

-- The city as “can’t miss” destination on the “Grand Tour.”
-- Readings: Gibbon, Goethe, D’Annunzio, and Wharton.
-- Visitors: Byron, Keats, and Shelley.
-- "Adopt-a-site" presentations continue.

Unit 5 : Modern Rome (Apr. 15- May 2):

-- Major additions to the city in the 20th century.
-- The significance of the city in a multicultural era.
-- Mussolini and the Fascist building program, multicultural Rome.
-- "Adopt-a-site" presentations conclude.
-- Looking ahead to Writing Rome.

   
Dates to remember.
 

January:

24 (M) Classes begin.  Unit 1 begins.
31 (M) Unit 2 begins.

March:

11 (F) Midterm exam.
14 (M) Spring break -- no classes held.
16 (W) Spring break -- no classes held.
18 (F) Spring break -- no classes held.
21 (M) Unit 3 begins.

April:

01 (F) Unit 4 begins.
15 (F) Unit 5 begins.

May:

02 (M) Conclusions.  Course evaluations.
03 (Tu) Last day of classes.
04 (W) Academic Festival.
12 (Th) Final examination, 1:30 -4:30 p.m.
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