Roman Architecture: Creation-Reception (BDES3030)


From bath building to the Pantheon, from triumphal arch to Agia Sophia: the creativity, imagination and technical invention of Roman architects had an indelible influence on subsequent architectural construction and urbanism worldwide. In this unit you will learn about some of the most famous Roman monuments, and will come to understand their impact on later architecture. Taught jointly by an archaeologist and an architectural historian, this course interweaves the creation and reception of Roman buildings from antiquity to the present day.

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Lecture 2hrs/wk, tutorial 1hr/wk


Essay/Project 3000 Words (60%); Tutorial Quizzes 1500 Words (30%); Participation (10%)

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Unit of study rules


12 Junior credit points of ARCA, OR (6 junior credit points of ARCA and 6 junior credit points of (ANHS1600 or ANHS1601 or ANTH1001 or ARHT1001 or HSTY1089)), OR BDES2010

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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

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If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.