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Ancient Worlds




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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.



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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.

Classical Greece

  • 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.


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