Neoclassicism in America 1750-1900

GENINT 731.294
Osher (50+). This course examines the influence of classicism on U.S. culture and government from 1750 to the 20th century.
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Starting at $115.00
As few as 6 weeks
0.0 Credits

About this course:

Why do American public buildings look like Greek temples? Why does the U.S. Constitution use the model of the Roman republic? The answer is that Americans between 1750 and the early 20th century modeled their designs, intellectual life, and civic projects on classical antiquity. This course examines the influence of classicism on U.S. culture and government from 1750 to the 20th century. We consider American classicism from many different perspectives—the impact of archaeology and discoveries at Pompeii, the Grand Tour and lure of ancient Rome for American travelers, the rise of libraries and illustrated books, and the role of classical models in the founding of the nation. We discuss living myths such as Hercules and historical figures like Spartacus and Cleopatra in arts and film. Expect a mix of short lectures, pictorial analysis of ancient and modern works, as well as open discussion on all topics.

Winter 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Tuesday 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Instructor: Gilbert Sewall
364479
Fee:
$115.00
54 days left. Enroll by Jan 8, 2019
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Notes
Plus members pay only $34 for this course. Visitors not permitted. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after January 16, 2019
Schedule
Type
Date
Time
Location
Lecture
Tue Jan 8, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Jan 15, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Jan 22, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Jan 29, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Feb 5, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119
Lecture
Tue Feb 12, 2019
10:00AM - 12:00PM
UCLA Extension Gayley Center in Westwood
UCLA Extension Gayley Center 119

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