Introduction to Ancient and Medieval Studies

TR 9:30-11, 66-144

Explores the fascinating history, culture, and society of the ancient and medieval worlds and the different methodologies scholars use to interpret them.  Wrestles with big questions about the diversity of life and thought in pre-modern societies, the best ways to study the distant past, and the nature (and limitations) of knowledge about long-ago eras.  Considers a wide rande of scholarly subjects such as the rise and fall of the Roman empire, the triumph of Christianity and Islam, barbarian invasions and holy wars, courts and castles, philosophy and religion, and the diversity of art, literature, and politics.  Ponders different types of evidence, reads across a variety of disciplines, and develops skills to identify continuities and changes in ancient and medieval socieites.

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Offered Fall 2021

Catalog Subject Faculty Level HASS Category
21H.130

The Ancient World: Greece

Lecture: TR 12-1, 2-105
Recitation 1: F 12-1, 66-160
Recitation 2: F 2-3, 66-160
Alexander Forte Introductory HASS-H CI-H
21H.134 14.70

Medieval Economic History in Comparative Perspective

MW 11-12:30, 16-160
Anne E. C. McCants Introductory HASS-S CI-H
21H.237

The City of Athens in the Age of Pericles

TR 2:30-4, 56-162
William Broadhead Intermediate HASS-H
21H.238

The Vikings

MW 2-3:30, E51-385
Eric J. Goldberg Intermediate HASS-H

Not Offered This Term