Fall Semester Freshman Requirement

This course examines the evolution of ancient civilizations from the Neolithic Revolution to the decline of the Roman Empire. We will explore the major concepts, values, institutions, and developments amongst a diverse group of early civilizations including Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Classical Greece, the Hellenistic World, and Ancient Rome. Critical analysis will assess the social, political, economic, and cultural factors that shaped classical civilizations. This course utilizes interdisciplinary and cross-cultural approaches toward learning about the historical evolutions of the ancient world.