HISTORY 304 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
Section: 001 Ancient Mesopotamia: History and Culture
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be elected five times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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An exploration of the cultural and political history of ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq and Syria), from the beginning of cuneiform writing until the end of cuneiform culture. This class will focus on significant individuals and moments that contribute to our understanding of the past. Students will have the opportunity to question how we know and interpret history, interact with various translated sources, and debate alternative solutions to historical questions. We will give special attention to:

  • Intellectual achievements and the history of science
  • Marginalized peoples and cultures (including slaves, women, and nomadic groups)
  • Social and ethnic identities
  • Structures of power
  • Law, economics, and bureaucracy
  • Influence and legacy of ancient Mesopotamia

HISTORY 304 - Interdisciplinary Topics in History
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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