Ancient History in a Global Context
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

This introductory world history course surveys a selection of ancient civilizations of Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas prior to European cultural and economic ascendancy. Among these civilizations are Han dynasty China, Classical Greece, the Roman Empire, and the early Indus valley cultures. This course looks at political and historical events and how they shaped culture, slavery, warfare, trade and commerce. Among topics that may be covered are Mexica (Aztec) human sacrifice, Chinese Terracotta warriors, the lost libraries of Timbuktu, Egyptian Pharaohs' death tombs, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and Ancient Greek cross-dressing.{G,P}

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