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HIST 4220 The Ancient World

4 hours


An examination of the political, social, and intellectual worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to the seminal contributions of antiquity to the Western tradition. The course will concentrate on the setting and content of Greek culture from the age of Homer to the rise of the Macedonian Empire, and the development of Rome from city republic to empire.
HIST-4220 meets with HIST 3220. The requirements of the courses are the same EXCEPT that a research paper is required for students in HIST-4220.
Prerequisite(s): HIST 2170 Body, Mind, Spirit: The Understanding of the Self in Western Culture, HIST 2180 Science and Religion in Western Tradition, or instructor permission.