Studies the history of the ancient world from the dawn of civilization in the Near East to the fall of Rome. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
Provide students with a basic understanding of the history of the ancient world with special emphasis on the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations.
3. Explore the cultural similarities and dissimilarities of ancient civilizations.
4. Demonstrate to students the relevance of ancient civilization to the present.
5. Provide a sound base for further study in history, government, philosophy, literature, religion, languages, and the fine arts.
2. Civilizations of the Aegean and Asia Minor
3. Iron Age Empires of the Middle East
4. World of the Greek city-states
5. Hellenistic world
6. Roman Republic
7. Roman Empire
8. Origins and development of Christianity
2. Bronze and Iron Age kingdoms in East and South Asia
3. Greek and Roman religion and philosophy
4. Greek and Roman sexuality