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Last approved: Thu, 08 Mar 2018 09:00:52 GMT

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HI (History)
503
011594
Dual-Level Course
Yes
403
Cross-listed Course
No
Ancient Greek Civilization
Ancient Greek Civ
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
History (16HI)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Fall 2015
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
HI 599Spring 20152
HI 599Spring 20143
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
3
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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S. Thomas Parker
Professor
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
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Seminar55Non/a
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote


Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
No
The history of the Hellenes from the Minoan civilization through Alexander's legacy, with readings in Herodotus and Thucydides. Credit will not be given for both HI 403 and HI 503.

The proposed course has been offered annually as the dual-level to HI 403 using the HI 599 course in the catalog. Formal creation of this course resolves that issue, and provides the last remaining dual-level course in the group of five courses offered as dual-level by the department in ancient history.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
No
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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The History Department currently teaches this course on the 400-level. As such, we would require no additional resources to offer the course on the 500 level as a dual-level course.

This course intends to analyze the history of the Hellenes from the Minoan civilization through Alexander's legacy, and explain the impact of major historical forces and events that shaped the region, the nature of historical change and causation, and the processes of cultural interaction using readings in Herodotus and Thucydides as sources.


Student Learning Outcomes

Successful students will be able to:

1. Analyze and explain the impact of major historical forces and events that shaped the region, the nature of historical change and causation, and the processes of cultural interaction.

2. Evaluate, critique, and interpret primary and secondary historical sources.

3. Write clear, well-organized arguments supported by specific, appropriate evidence.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Participation20The professor will evaluate participation based on the insightfulness of students' comments in class and their ability to make connections between class topics and other classmates’ comments. See syllabus fir full rubric.
presentation10Graduate students will be required to prepare a lesson and handout for a topic of their choosing to the entire class. Undergraduates will instead submit a short paper (3-4 pages) on an analysis of a primary source. Both will be worth 10% of the overall grade.
Multiple exams45Midterm and final exam. On both the mid-term exam and the final exam, students in HI 503 will be expected to write essays of significantly higher quality in terms of mastery of primary sources, level of analysis, and sophistication in interpretation than the essays written by undergraduates in HI 403.
Major Paper25A research paper is required of all students. Students in HI 503 will be required to write a significantly longer paper (ca. 20 pages) than the undergraduates in HI 403 (ca.10-15 pages). Further, students in HI 503 will be expected to access a wider range of primary sources while researching their papers as well as to demonstrate a deeper, more critical understanding of this evidence. The instructor will expect the term papers by students in HI 503 to display a broader and more nuanced analysis of secondary scholarship, with a deeper appreciation of the relevant historiography behind their specific topic. Finally, their historical interpretations should be significantly more sophisticated than papers written by HI 403 students.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Intro; Aegean Geography and Environmentclass 1The Greeks, the Morris & Powell textbook (GMP): “Ch. 1: A Small, Far-Off Land”; “Ch. 2: Country and People”
Prehistory through the Middle Bronze Age (12,000 – 2000 BCE)class 2GMP: “Ch. 4: The Greeks Before History,” I
Minoan & Mycenaean Civilization (2000-1400 BCE) Iclass 3GMP: “Ch. 4: The Greeks Before History,” II; PDF: “Minoans and Mycenaeans,” by Amos & Lang; Minoan Palace Frescoes; Tholos Tombs of Mycenae
Minoan & Mycenaean Civilization (2000-1400 BCE) II ; Collapse – the end of the Late Bronze Age (1400-1200 BCE)class 4GMP: “Ch. 4: The Greeks Before History,” III; PDF: “The Fall of Mycenae” by Castledon; Grave Circle A in Mycenae
The Dark Age (1200 – 700 BCE) and Colonizationclass 5GMP: “Ch. 5: The Dark Age”; PDF: “Aspects of ‘Colonization,’” by Boardman (2001); Theogony and Works and Days by Hesiod (selections)
Homerclass 6GMP: “Ch. 6: Homer” PDF: * “Homer,” by Amos & Lang; The Iliad by Homer (selections)
Greek Religion I; Death and the Afterlife Iclass 7GMP: “Ch. 7: Religion and Myth”; ~“Life after Death in Popular Belief,” by Mirto; The Odyssey by Homer (selections)
Archaic Greece (700-480 BCE): Economy, Society, Politicsclass 8GMP: “Ch. 8: Archaic Greece: Economy, Society, Politics”; Poetry of Theognis (selections)
Archaic Greece (700-480 BCE): Cultureclass 9GMP: “Ch. 9: The Archaic Cultural Revolution” ; Eleusis Krater (7th c. BCE); Francois Krater (6th c. BCE); Histories by Herodotus (selections)
Archaic Greece (700-480 BCE): Sparta & Athens Iclass 10GMP: “Ch. 10: A Tale of Two Archaic Cities: Sparta & Athens” I; Life of Lycurgus by Plutarch (selections); Anabasis by Xenophon (selections);
Archaic Greece (700-480 BCE): Sparta & Athens IIclass 11GMP: “Ch. 10: A Tale of Two Archaic Cities: Sparta & Athens” II ; Constitution of Athens by Aristotle (selections); Life of Solon by Plutarch (selections)
Persia and the Greeks (550 – 490 BCE)class 12GMP: “Ch. 11: Persia and the Greeks”; Behistun inscription
The Persian War (480-479 BCE) class 13GMP: “Ch. 11: Persia and the Greeks”; Histories by Herodotus (selections); Diodorus of Sicily (selections)
Democracy and Empire (479-431 BCE): Athens and Syracuse class 14GMP: “Ch. 13: Democracy and Empire: Athens & Syracuse”; History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (selections)
Midtermclass 15n/a
The Oikosclass 16PDF: “‘Polis’ and ‘Oikos’ in Classical Athens,” by Roy (1999); “Family Portraits: Recognizing the ‘Oikos’ on Attic Red-Figure Pottery” by Sutton, Jr. (2004)
Art & Thought in the 5th c. BCEclass 17GMP: “Ch. 14: Art and Thought in the Fifth Century B.C.” ; Parthenon friezes; Life of Pericles by Plutarch (selections)
Drama in the 5th c. BCEclass 18GMP: “Ch. 14: Art and Thought in the Fifth Century B.C.” ; Bacchae by Euripides (selections); Poetics by Aristotle (selections)
The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath (431-399 BCE)class 19GMP: “Ch. 16: The Peloponnesian War and Its Aftermath” ; History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides (selections); Diodorus of Sicily (selections); Apology and Crito by Plato (selections)
The Greeks between Persia and Carthage (399-360 BCE)class 20GMP: “Ch. 17: The Greeks between Persian and Carthage”; Hellenica by Xenophon (selections); Diodorus of Sicily (selections)
Greek Culture in the 4th c. BCEclass 21GMP: “Ch. 18: Greek Culture in the Fourth Century B.C."; Republic by Plato (selections); Politics and Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle (selections)
The Stuff of Life: Clothing, Cuisine, and Toiletsclass 22PDF: “Dress and Adornment in Archaic and Classical Greece”; “Food and Drink” and “Personal Appearance” by Adkins and Adkins; “Lavatories in Ancient Greece” by Antoniou (2007)
The Warrior-Kings of Macedon (359 – 323 BCE)class 23GMP: “Ch. 19: The Warrior-Kings of Macedon”; Macedonian Royal Cemetery at Vergina; Campaigns of Alexander by Arrian (selections); Diodorus of Sicily (selections); History of Alexander by Quintus Curtius (selections); Life of Alexander by Plutarch (selections)
Death and the Afterlife IIclass 24PDF: “The Soul, Death, and the Afterlife in Early and Classical Greece” by Bremmer (1994); “The Final Resting Place and a New Bond” by Mirto; Greek (and bilingual) grave stelae [provided by the instructor]
Medicine in the Greek World class 25PDF: “Greece: The Temples of Asclepius” by Avalos (1995); “Women and Medicine” by Parker; Hippocratic Oath
The Olympic Games and Other Competitive Performancesclass 26PDF: “The Games,” by Amos & Lang; “Literature and Performance” by Hall
The Hellenistic Century (323 – 220 BCE)class 27GMP: “Ch. 20: The Hellenistic Century”; Diodorus of Sicily (selections); Greek Lives by Plutarch (selections); HI 503 RESEARCH PAPERS DUE
Hellenistic Culture (323-30 BCE)class 28“Ch. 21: Hellenistic Culture”
FINAL EXAMclass 29n/a
mlnosbis 11/9/2015: This course does not conflict with any other courses.

ghodge 11/11/2015 the Course Action Form and the syllabus describe the differences between 403 and 503. Ready for ABGS review.

ABGS Reviewer comments:
-Enrollment of the course during the last offering is very low. Since it is a dual-level offering, this is less worrisome.

ghodge 12/07/2015 ready for ABGS meeting
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