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Course level: Undergraduate
This course provides students with the opportunity to study the historical and cultural developments of Ancient Worlds including Egypt, Greece, and Rome.
What you'll learn
Course skills and outcomes
Ancient Near East
- Describe the progression from city-state to empire in the ancient Near East.
- Analyze the relationship of law, society, and the individual in the ancient Near East.
- Compare the role of religion in differing Near Eastern societies.
- Outline the formation of the Greek city-state and its evolution into an empire.
- Explain the role of religion and law within the Greek state.
- Analyze the changing role of the individual within Greek society.
Hellenistic Greece and the Near East
- Explain the process by which Greek city-states moved from independence to functioning within the Hellenistic Empire.
- Summarize the interactions of the Greeks, the Egyptians, and eastern cultures.
- Define the political structure of Rome before 44 B.C., including citizenship.
- Analyze the structural problems in the government of the Roman Empire.
- Evaluate the changing role of the emperors in Rome.
The Long, Long Fall of Rome
- Explain the changing role of law and religion in the late Roman Empire.
- Evaluate the contribution of the ancient Mediterranean world to the modern world.