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History (HIST)

HIST 101 (GH;IL) (CAMS 101) The Roman Republic and Empire (3) History of the Roman Republic and Empire from the origins of Rome to the disintegration of the Empire.

HIST (CAMS) 101 The Roman Republic and Empire (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

This course fulfills 3 credits of the General Education-Humanities (GH) requirement and is an introduction to the ancient Roman empire: how that empire came into being, how it evolved, how it came to govern much of the Mediterranean and European world, and how that empire declined. Particular stress is placed, through readings and discussion, on the sources of our knowledge of the past and on the social and legal structures employed by a past society to govern an ethically- and religiously-diverse population. This course complements other courses on the ancient Mediterranean world (such as HIST/CAMS 100) and is a prerequisite to more advanced (400-level) courses in ancient Mediterranean history. An example of evaluation includes: three brief quizzes, a take-home mid-term permitting library and Internet use, and a final examination; all examinations require student synthesis and expression of what has been learned through written essays of varying length. Emphases in the course are on student engagement through class discussion of the topics presented in the texts and lectures. This course is offered once a year with 60 seats per offering for HIST and 30 seats per offering for CAMS and requires no special background save for an interest in the topic.

General Education: GH
Diversity: IL
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Spring 2006

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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