HIS*205*10 Description

Early Origins of Western Civilization I Part 1 (antiquity to Ca. 476 C.E.)

Focuses on ancient societies, from Sumer through imperial Rome, whose cultures contributed to the development of western civilization. The course stresses the multiplicity of cultures that melded and conflicted in the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds, and looks to the origins of cultural symbols that apppear and reappear in emerging Western world.