2014-2015 Undergraduate Bulletin

HIS 203 The Ancient World

3 hours 

This course introduces students to critical themes and events in global history that occurred before 500 C.E. Students consider the major religious movements of the period, the changing meanings of civilization and empire, the emergence of evidence-based thought and systematized reason as alternatives to faith, and the defining cultural collisions and interactions of this long historical epoch. Civilizations and locations covered include Egypt, Mesopotamia, sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and Europe. Students are examined on all readings either through quizzes or written assignments. Primary and secondary sources are assigned for class discussion, written exercises, and examinations.




ENG 101


ENG 101


This course satisfies the Flexible Core: World Cultures and Global Issues area of the Gen Ed Program.