Viewing: HI 207 : Ancient Mediterranean World

Last approved: Sat, 17 Nov 2018 09:00:19 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:03:46 GMT

Changes proposed by: kimler
Change Type
Major
HI (History)
207
011424
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
No
Ancient Mediterranean World
Ancient Mediterranean World
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History (16HI)
54.0101
History, General.
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2019
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Course Attribute(s)
GEP (Gen Ed)

If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
S. Thomas Parker
Professor of History

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture14070Yes
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC501No


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
16HISTBAHistory BAElective
16HISTBSHistory BSElective
16HIMHistory MinorElective
16ABY 2097 GRP501History IElective
The ancient cultures of the Middle East, Greece and Rome, including Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Hebrew, Phoenician, Greek and Roman societies and cultures.

No revisions. GEP Humanities review required.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
Yes
GEP Categories
Global Knowledge
Humanities
Humanities Open when gep_category = HUM
Each course in the Humanities category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 
Identify, analyze, and explain the influence of major historical forces and events that shaped the Ancient Near East, Greece and Roman Empire.
 
 
Exam questions.
Sample prompt: “Summarize in a page-long description the key developments that took place during the Roman Republic’s origins and conquest of the Mediterranean, citing specific people, places, events, sources, and/or other pieces of evidence.”
 
 
Evaluate, critique, and interpret primary and secondary historical sources.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample prompt: “Choose either Meet the Romans with Mary Beard (Episode 1) or Lost City of the Desert (Unearthed, Episode 12). For whichever video you choose, write a page-long essay that explains how at least two different primary sources (written and/or archaeological) discussed in the video can inform us about the people of the Roman world, in this specific historical interpretation.”
 
 
Organize and write an historical explanation appropriate to the standards of the discipline of history, with a thesis and argument phrased in clear prose, and supported by specific, appropriate evidence.
 
 
Exam essay questions.
Sample prompt: “Write a brief essay that traces one theme across the entire ancient Mediterranean world (i.e. ancient Near East, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome). You may choose any theme that you wish, and your argument must cover all three regions and must be clearly situated in time. Your argument must also be supported with reference to specific people, places, and/or events, as well as specific pieces of historical, art historical, and/or archaeological evidence.”
Mathematical Sciences Open when gep_category = MATH
Each course in the Mathematial Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Natural Sciences Open when gep_category = NATSCI
Each course in the Natural Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Social Sciences Open when gep_category = SOCSCI
Each course in the Social Sciences category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives Open when gep_category = INTERDISC
Each course in the Interdisciplinary Perspectives category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Visual & Performing Arts Open when gep_category = VPA
Each course in the Visual and Performing Arts category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Health and Exercise Studies Open when gep_category = HES
Each course in the Health and Exercise Studies category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to:
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
&
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Global Knowledge Open when gep_category = GLOBAL
Each course in the Global Knowledge category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve objective #1 plus at least one of objectives 2, 3, and 4:
 
 
Identify the distinguishing cultural values and political structures of the earliest civilizations in the Near East and the Mediterranean World, such as the Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Ancient Greeks and Romans.
 
 
Exam question, such as “Summarize the most important shared and distinct political structures of early Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, and Ancient Greek societies.”
 
Please complete at least 1 of the following student objectives.
 

 
 

 
 
Explain, using primary documents, the historical development of ideas, institutions, and governance in ancient Mediterranean civilizations.
 
 
Exam essay, such as “Drawing on the primary sources in the readings, trace the development of both theory and practice of governance in Ancient Greece.”
 
 

 
 

US Diversity Open when gep_category = USDIV
Each course in the US Diversity category of the General Education Program will provide instruction and guidance that help students to achieve at least 2 of the following objectives:
Please complete at least 2 of the following student objectives.
 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Requisites and Scheduling
100%
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 
n/a
 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 
n/a
 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 
None
 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 
None
Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 
See syllabus
 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 
See syllabus
 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 
n/a
no change in standard rotation

This course seeks to understand the roots of western civilization by studying the earliest civilizations in the Near East and the Mediterranean World. Emphasis will be placed on primary sources in translation.


Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and analyze major events that influenced early Mediterranean history and how concepts of society, politics, and religion changed over time. 

  • Critically evaluate and interpret primary (documents) and secondary (books/articles) historical sources.

  • Construct arguments that answer major historical questions that pertain to the region from antiquity to the early Roman Empire.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation10Class participation
Quiz20 In-class quizzes
Exam40Two exams
Final Exam30 Final exam
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
See syllabusSee syllabusSee syllabus
Added sample measures to GK per CUE request.
aeherget (Tue, 06 Nov 2018 12:45:08 GMT): AECHH: At the Nov. 2, 2018 CUE Meeting the members approved FLI 318, HI 207, HI 215, and HI 221 pending the Global knowledge GEP category information is completed for committee review on the November 16, 2018 CUE consent agenda.
aeherget (Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:02:01 GMT): AECHH: Approved the pending GK information at the November 16, 2018 CUE Meeting.
aeherget (Fri, 16 Nov 2018 21:03:46 GMT): AECHH: Approved by UCCC on the November 7, 2018 UCCC Meeting.
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