Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 302 - The Classical World: Ancient Greece and Rome


The Classical World: Ancient Greece and Rome is an upper division course designed to acquaint students with a thorough knowledge of the two great foundational civilizations of the western world. Students will study the politics, government, social life and cultural achievements from prehistoric Mycenean and Minoan cultures through the collapse of the Western Roman Empire (5th-6th centuries, Common Era). Special emphasis in this course will be given to Greek epic poetry, drama, philosophy, early science and the maturation of Athenian democracy. Roman history will be highlighted by examining the birth of western republicanism, class orders, expansion, family life, the rise and fall of Roman Imperial rule and the impact of Christianity and the early Latin Church in Western Europe. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits