Sandra R. Joshel
Origins of Western civilization to the fall of Rome.
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
Class assignments and grading
Class assignments and grading will be outlined in the course syllabus: in-class exams and one very short paper.