Ancient History Courses
(No Greek or Latin Required)
Clsx 242. Ancient Law. 3 cr.
A survey including the contributions of the Greeks and of the Romans to the development of law.
Clsx 243W. Jews Under Empire. 3 cr.
An exploration of Jewish history in the imperial contexts of the Persian, hellenistic, and Roman periods. This course will examine the strategies Jews employed to explain and live under empire through critical study of the creative and diverse corpus of ancient Jewish literature. A key focus will be religion, but politics, society, economy, and the military will also be discussed. Theme Area Global Diversity, University Core Writing Intensive
Clsx 244. History of Ancient Medicine. 3 cr.
Examination of the medical theories and practices in the period from the Egyptian temple physicians to the doctors of the Roman Empire. Special attention is given to Hippocrates and Galen.
Clsx 245. Greek History. 3 cr.
Greek history and culture from earliest times up to the death of Alexander of Macedon.
Clsx 249. History-Egyptian Civilization. 3 cr.
A survey of Egyptian history and culture from the pre-dynastic period to the establishment of Roman rule in Egypt. Special attention will be given to the artistic, literary, and religious achievements of Egypt.
Clsx 250. The Rise of Constantine and Christianity. 3 cr.
This course will trace the development of Christianity from its unique origins in the Roman province of Judea and note the reasons for its growth throughout the entire empire. Students will examine why Christianity appealed to various ancient peoples, why traditional Roman religion had ceased to appeal and how Constantine advanced his political regime along with his personal belief in Christianity. With this information, students will be able to understand the Catholic Church and the reason for its location in Rome as well as to review the Christianity of the Greek Orthodox Church. Theme Area Faith and Reason
Clsx 252. Roman History. 3 cr.
Roman history and culture from earliest times up to the death of Justinian.
Clsx 300. Seminar. 3 cr.
Clsx 303W. Seminar: Women in Antiquity. 3 cr.
This course explores the reality of women's lives in antiquity, as well as the complexity of male/female interaction, particularly in 5th century BC Greece and the early Roman empire.