HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Winter 2017, Section 001 - Frontiers in the Ancient World
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course explores the history of trans-regional interactions in the frontier zones and borderlands of the ancient world, ca. 1000 BCE to 1000 CE, drawing on case studies from empires of Mesopotamia (e.g. the Assyrian empire), the Mediterranean region (e.g. the Roman empire), and east Asia (e.g. the Han empire). We will examine the emergence of frontier societies, cultures, identities, and processes as consequences of political, economic, and cultural interactions between different polities and peoples. The readings will include translations of original sources, archaeological case studies, theoretical frameworks, and comparative approaches from other periods and fields.

Course Requirements:

Five quizzes (20%), short paper (15%), take-home midterm exam (20%), final paper (30%), participation (15%).

Intended Audience:

No prerequisites, everyone welcome.

Class Format:

Combination of lectures and discussion.

Schedule

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
26756
Open
15
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
27180
Open
30
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (LEC)
 In Person
29777
Closed
0
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
30142
Open
26
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 In Person
29945
Open
2
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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