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Course Description

History - HIST 134

Ancient World (4-0) 4 Cr. Hrs.

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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/24/2017

 134142729Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.0029/31/0Open 
 134142738Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.0031/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 134141602Ancient World 4Zuccarini D$12.0023/30/0OpenM W  10:00 AM-12:26 PM LA405
 134141619Ancient World 4Lark K$12.0022/31/0OpenT R  02:00 PM-04:26 PM LA415
 134142426Ancient WorldOnline4Thomson A$12.0023/31/0Open 
 134142735Ancient WorldOnline4Zuccarini D$12.0031/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 134141600Ancient World 4Berg S$12.0025/30/0OpenM W  08:00 AM-09:54 AM LA405
 134141603Ancient World 4Berg S$12.009/30/0OpenT R  12:00 PM-01:54 PM LA405
 134141613Ancient World 4Kirkpatrick K$12.0012/31/0OpenM W  02:00 PM-03:54 PM LA415
 134141651Ancient World 4Burhans B$12.0027/30/0OpenT R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA405
 134142718Ancient WorldOnline4Swope M$12.0026/31/0Open 
 134246508Ancient World 4Burhans B$12.0028/31/0OpenT R  10:00 AM-11:54 AM RC440

Spring; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 134121602Ancient World 4Berg S$12.0012/30/0OpenM W  12:00 PM-04:13 PM LA405
 134122921Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.005/31/0Open 
 134122936Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.005/31/0Open 

Summer; 2017; HISTORY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 134131605Ancient World 4Kirkpatrick K$12.0014/30/0OpenM W  09:00 AM-01:13 PM LA405
 134132313Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.004/31/0Open 
 134132323Ancient WorldOnline4Lark K$12.0017/31/0Open