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Sandra R. Joshel
HIST 498
Seattle Campus

Colloquium in History

Each seminar examines a different subject or problem. A quarterly list of the seminars and their instructors is available in the Department of History undergraduate advising office.

Class description

Roman Imperialism focuses on aspects of empire in ancient Rome from the advent of empire in the second century to the empire of the Principate in the second century CE. We will look at contemporary historical arguments about the origins and growth of empire in the Republic, and then turn to the governing of empire and its effects on Roman society and provincials. The seminar will also deal with: Rome as an imperial city; Roman representations of the conquered and ruled; the process of Romanization.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction


Recommended preparation

A knowledge of ancient Roman history, especially either HSTAM 312 or HSTAM 313

Class assignments and grading

Participation in class discussion Response papers 10-15 page research paper Presentation

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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: 10/04/2012