HIST 205 - The Ancient World

The story of people from the dawn of history to the fall of the Roman Empire.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15


1st year History

OR consent of the Instructor.


Non-Course Prerequisites:





Course Content:
- The earliest civilizations in the Near East and the development of empires
- Two special peoples: the Minoans and the Jews
- The rise of the Greek civilization and the growth of the Hellenistic world
- The birth, rise, and death of the Roman republic
- The Roman Empire and the rise of Christianity until the fall of the empire

- The rise of the Byzantine, Islamic, and early medieval civilizations


Learning Outcomes:
The main objective of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the foundations upon which much of our modern world is built. More specifically, however, after the student has completed this course they should be able to:
- Identify and discuss the major events and issues of the Ancient World.
- Compare and contrast historians' views about major events and issues.

- Demonstrate understanding of some aspect of the periods under study in a well-researched and well-written historical essay.


Grading System: Letters


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