About CLAS 021 A

Political, social, cultural, and literary development of ancient Greece. May be repeated for credit with different content: typically alternates between early period (Bronze Age through Persian Wars) and late (Athenian Empire through Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World). Topics vary by offering; periodic offering at intervals that may exceed four years. Cross-listed with: HST 021.

Notes

Open to Degree and CDE students; Cross listed with HST 021, HST 121, CLAS 121; total combined enrollment = 60

Section Description

A mixture of political, military, social and economic history, this course will introduce students to the principal issues, events and personalities of Greek History from the Bronze Age to the end of the Persian Wars. Issues to be treated include political systems—specifically constitutional theory and the emergence of democracy—war, trade, colonization, imperialism, law, agriculture, geography, climate and natural resources, slavery, gender, equality and inequality, identity construction, citizenship, as well as urban and town planning. Primary sources include literature (Homer, Hesiod, lyric poetry, Herodotus, and Aeschylus, etc.), historical documents (inscriptions and coins), and archaeological sites and artifacts (pottery, metals, and building materials). One aim of this course is to understand the development of historical writing, the deliberate recording of events within a narrative framework. Students will study and evaluate a variety of primary sources and should be prepared both to question these sources and to scrutinize modern assessments of them. Cross-listed with HST 21, CLAS 121 and HST 121.

Section Expectation

Students are expected to complete all readings and attend class. Students should expect to spend approximately six hours a week on coursework per university policy regarding work required for a three credit course, with additional time for assessments.

Evaluation

Quizzes, three tests.

Course Dates

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Location

L/L Commons 315 (View Campus Map)

Times

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