HST 378: The Great Cities: “Rome, the Eternal City” (3 units)
May 4-25, 2014
Join Dr. CJ Armstrong, Professor of History, to study the history of “The Eternal City” (Rome, Italy) from its legendary foundation in 753 BC to the present, with the experience of its urban space from its very streets and structures.
This course will treat broadly the political developments in Rome through those three millennia. Emphases on art, architecture, literature, and other facets of the intellectual and material culture will predominate in class through an examination of the city’s production through various epochs: the ancient republic and empire, late antique Rome, the medieval period and the growth of the Vatican, Rome in Renaissance Italy, the Roman reformation, and wartime Rome in the 20th century. Cultural reception will therefore be the principal theme of the class.
THL 300/HST399: The Church and the Third Reich (3 units)
May 5-26, 2014
Have you ever wondered how the Nazi regime took hold in a Christian country? Do you know how Christians reacted to National-Socialism? Do you want to learn more about the church’s response to the Third Reich, and maybe a little German on the way?
Join Dr. David Loy in Wittenberg, Germany where you will spend weekdays working through readings to become acquainted with the people and politics of church-state relations during the Third Reich.
This is a 400-level, seminar style class, so expect to work hard, but the rewards will be great: a deeper knowledge of Nazism, new appreciation for the courage of some Christians, and a better understanding of the relationship between churches and the state. The class will include field trips to Berlin and Munich.