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Sandra R. Joshel
HIST 111
Seattle Campus

The Ancient World

Origins of Western civilization to the fall of Rome.

Class description

History 111 is an introduction to the history of the ancient Near East, Egypt, Greece and Rome. The course provides a broad survey of the cultures, social structures, and political institutions of these societies. We will use stories as mirrors that reflect the worlds and concepts of the different cultures that we will study. Our questions will focus on two concerns: (1) microcosm- human life, the world of getting and spending, ruling and being ruled and (2) macrocosm-cosmic order, the world of the gods where human efforts are pale or are unimportant.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lectures and workshops. This class has no discussion sections

Recommended preparation

No prerequisites.

Class assignments and grading

Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus: in-class exams and one very short paper.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Sandra R. Joshel
Date: 04/29/2010