HIS 1100: Ancient World


A survey of global societies including Europe, Asia, and Africa from the origins of civilization to the fall of the Roman Empire (3500 BC–500 AD). Emphasis will be placed on the development of civilizations, the causes of civilizational growth and collapse, development, interactions and conflicts of religions and cultures, and how the debates and structures of the past can inform modern dilemmas.


  1. Assess the validity and relevance of primary and secondary sources.
  2. Assess the relevancy of the past by comparing it to modern society.
  3. Relate specific aspects and historical context of past events to broader historical patterns.
  4. Utilize historical sources to develop and defend a thesis.




Ancient Mediterranean civilizations: From prehistory to 640 CE (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Oxford University Press (2021)
Author: Mathisen, R. W.
ISBN: 9780190080945
Price: (No information available)

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