Undergraduate Seminar: Art and the Good Life
Thursday: 9:00-12:00pmHouses filled with images of gardens, marriage chests carved with frolicking Loves, marble statues of regular people with the flawless bodies of immortal gods, colorful tapestries with Dionysus’ band of drunken merrymakers, the watery abundance of the Nile: these are among the artistic examples of how people in the ancient and medieval Mediterranean imagined the good life. This undergraduate seminar examines the ancient social imaginary on living well. Class requirements include class discussion based on preassigned readings, short writing assignments, and a final project. Depending on the circumstances, two to three sessions will be devoted to learning the methods of computational photography, but especially RTI and Photogrammetry.This course fulfills the following Major requirements: Geographical area (A) and Chronological period (I).