HIST 134

Ancient World

Course Description

This course is a survey of prehistoric and ancient times: origins of human nature and culture; early gathering-hunting and planting-herding societies; origins of civilization in the Middle East, India, China, the Mediterranean and elsewhere; civilized-barbarian interaction and the rise of early Old World empires; rise of classical civilizations, especially Greece and Rome; rise of the higher religions, especially the Judaeo-Christian traditions; and decline of classical civilizations with emphasis on the fall of Rome and the rise of medieval Europe, Byzantium and Islam.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a clear, factual understanding of the historical development of the Ancient World.
  • Evaluate the human experience as it relates to the historical period covered by the course.
  • Analyze the role geography played in the historical period covered by the course.
  • Relate the human experience – using history – to contemporary times.
  • Analyze historical evidence of the human experience/culture for the period covered by the course.
  • Distinguish between historical artifacts and other types of sources concerning history.
  • Incorporate historical artifacts and other scholarly sources concerning history into their writing and research.
  • Demonstrate digital literacy, especially as it relates to the study of history.
  • Synthesize the origins of human communities and culture for the period covered by the course.
  • Analyze the origins of civilizations during the period covered by the course.
  • Illustrate the rise of religion occurring in the period covered by the course.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/11/2015

 134121602Ancient World 4Kirkpatrick K 23/30/0Open
M W 12:00PM-04:13PMLA405
 134122921Ancient World Online4Thomson A$30.008/31/0Open
 134122936Ancient World Online4Dyer K$30.0018/31/0Open

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2015

 134131604Ancient World 4Swope M 29/30/0Open
T R 12:00PM-04:13PMLA405
 134131605Ancient World 4Kirkpatrick K 23/30/0Open
M W 09:00AM-01:13PMLA405
 134132313Ancient World Online4Thomson A$30.0028/31/0Open

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2015

 134142729Ancient World Online4Dyer K$30.0031/31/0Open

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2015

 134141602Ancient World 4Burhans B 30/30/0Open
M W 10:00AM-12:26PMLA405
 134141619Ancient World 4Burhans B 30/30/0Open
M W 12:30PM-02:56PMLA405
 134142426Anicent World Online4Thomson A$30.0030/31/0Open
 134142735Ancient World Online4Thomson A$30.0029/31/0Open

HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2015

 134047750Ancient World OE/OE4McDonald P$30.0031/31/0Open
 134141600Ancient World 4Berg S 29/30/0Open
M W 08:00AM-09:54AMLA405
 134141603Ancient World 4Berg S 28/30/0Open
T R 12:00PM-01:54PMLA405
 134141613Ancient World 4Dyer K 28/31/0Open
M W 02:00PM-03:54PMLA415
 134141651Ancient World 4Anderson M 30/30/0Open
T R 06:00PM-07:54PMLA405
 134142718Ancient World Online4Dyer K$30.0030/31/0Open
 134246508Ancient World 4Reynolds J 29/31/0Open
T R 10:00AM-11:54AMRC440

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