HISTORY 200 - Ancient Greece
Section: 001
Term: FA 2020
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course serves as an introduction to the history, culture, and society of Ancient Greece. Topics covered will include democracy, law and legal culture, women and gender relations, slavery, the gods and cultic practice, warfare, and the economy. Special attention will be paid to the distinctive historical trajectories of Athens and Sparta, but also to the connections between the Greeks and the other cultures of the eastern Mediterranean (Persia, Egypt, Phoenicia). Finally, we will examine critically the legacy of Ancient Greece and the ways that it has been appropriated for various political purposes in the modern era.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements include short response papers analyzing ancient sources (texts, artifacts), a midterm exam and a final project which can take a variety of forms (persuasive essay, poster/visual presentation, historically based creative writing, community engagement event, etc.).

Intended Audience:

Everyone is welcome. No special background is required for this course.

Class Format:

The course consists of lectures and sections in which students make critical use of sources to discuss and debate historical questions.

HISTORY 200 - Ancient Greece
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
Tu 1:00PM - 2:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
004 (DIS)
Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
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