Jun 12, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2022-23 [Archived Catalog]

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HIST 4536 - Eternal Rome: Piety and Power


This course is an interdisciplinary course on the political, religious, and topographical history of the city and its environs over a long time span. The focus is on periods of dramatic change, both political and physical, including the time around the reigns of the first Roman emperor, Augustus, and the first Christian emperor, Constantine; medieval and Renaissance Rome under papal Rome; and the Fascist excavation and recasting of the ancient city. This course is taught as part of a Spring Break study abroad program.

Requisites: (AH 2110 or CARS 2020 or HIST 1210) and (CARS 2110 or 2440 or HIST 3292 or 3531) and Sr only
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Bridge: Learning and Doing, Capstone: Capstone or Culminating Experience
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 3
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to connect academic knowledge about the history of Rome with their experience of visiting the city.
  • Students will be able to draw on the disciplines of history, religious studies, and art history in order to discuss the city of Rome.
  • Students will be able to adapt and apply skills gained in one situation (the classroom) to a new situation (travel and site visits).
  • Students will be able to interpret and synthesize information from course readings and site visits, including their own photos, in order to articulate their own observations about and analyses of the material.
  • Students will be able to state conclusions logically, based on their analysis of the material.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a developing sense of self as a learner and build on their classroom experiences to respond to new and challenging contexts while traveling.
  • Students will be able to articulate and describe how different political and religious leaders shaped the city of Rome.
  • Students will be able to state a specific position (i.e., perspective, thesis, or hypothesis) that is thoughtful, recognizes complexities, and acknowledges the limitations of the evidence.



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