ASAG 3350: New York Colloquium taught by Professor Phillip Van Keuren
J-Term: Sunday, December 31st, 2017 (arrival) through Sunday, January 14th, 2018 (departure)
This course involves intensive analysis, discussion, and writing concerning works of art in museum collections and exhibitions, and in alternative exhibition spaces. Students will study the philosophical as well as the practical to define and understand the nature of the art that society produces and values. The colloquium meets in New York City for 2 weeks in January.
RELI 3348: Temples, Churches, and Synagogues in the Ancient Mediterranean taught by:
Professors Danielle Joyner and Shira Lander
Annette Simmons Hall 221 – TuTh 11:00 – 12:20 PM
Travel to Toledo and Madrid over Spring Break: March 9-18, 2018
This course explores the forms, politics, and social functions of sacred spaces in the ancient Mediterranean using contemporary theories of spatiality. Students learn how to analyze archaeological and literary remains.
SMU in Rome-Paris Study Abroad: Rome of the Emperors, Paris of the King
HIST 3361: Roman History and the Roman Mind taught by Professor Melissa Dowling
HIST 3335: One King, One Law taught by Professor Kathleen Wellman
Summer 2018: Thursday, May 17th, 2018 (arrival) through Sunday, June 10, 2018 (departure)
Friends, Romans, countrymen. We will stand where Marc Antony delivered his eulogy for Julius Caesar and march where gladiators soaked in the roar of the Roman audience. In Rome, we will learn about the ancient city and its many peoples, many religions, many innovations in engineering and architecture, and its importance for the rest of world history.
In Paris, we will climb up to the gargoyles of Notre Dame, admire the unicorn tapestries, and stroll in the golden halls and gardens of the sun king, Louis XIV, at Versailles. From the cathedral of St. Denis to the Louvre museum, the city will be our classroom as we exam how this great capital became preeminent in art, literature, politics and history until the French Revolution.