THE ETERNAL CITY: ROME FROM ANTIQUITY TO TODAY
Session
Academic Term
Class Number
31890
Career
Undergraduate
Dates
1/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Units
3 units
Grading
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Description
Rome has been called the "Eternal City" because of the enduringly important role it has played in Mediterranean, European, and global affairs over a period of more than two millennia. In this course we will use the rich urban history of Rome as the geographic focal point through which to examine the societal and cultural changes that unfolded across these centuries for Rome's citizens, Rome's imperial subjects, and people connected to Rome by networks of travel and trade. Students will learn about these societal changes through direct analysis of a broad range of authentic texts and media, including letters, short stories, biographies, cinema, travelogues, historical and contemporary maps, architecture and visual arts, graffiti, music, guidebooks, recipes, and exhibition catalogues. Students will create a digital final project: an interactive Story Map (created with the ArcGIS digital mapping platform) that will represent the routes and experiences of multiple individuals who traveled to and within the city of Rome in different centuries, based on these individuals' written accounts.
Class Attributes
DSAS Geographic Region General Ed. Requirement
DSAS Historical Analysis General Ed. Requirement
Urban Studies
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Global&Cross Cul GE. Req.
SCI Polymathic Contexts: Soc/Behav. GE. Req.
European and Eurasian Studies
West European Studies
Class Notes
The planned operational mode for this class when meeting in-person is ROTATED COHORT. For more information please visit http://www.provost.pitt.edu/students/student-success-flexpitt/flex-pitt-guarded-risk-posture-rotated-cohort-classroom/

Class Details
Instructor(s)
James Coleman
Meets
TuTh 11:05AM - 12:20PM
Meeting Dates
01/19/2021 - 04/23/2021
Room
G74 Hillman Library
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Location
Pittsburgh Campus
Components
Lecture Required
Textbooks/Materials
Textbooks to be determined
Class Availability
Status
Open
Seats Taken
27
Seats Open
3
Class Capacity
30
Unrestricted Seats
3
Restricted Seats
0
Wait List Total
0
Wait List Capacity
20