Civilizations of the Ancient World

HIS 246 In this course we explore the Mediterranean world, beginning with the first humans and tracing the development of civilization from Mesopotamia and Egypt to the ancient Greek city-states and the rise and fall of Rome, toward a stronger understanding of human society.

History of
Ancient Rome

HIA 321 In this course we study the foundation and development of the Roman state, including the rise and decline of the Roman Republic and the establishment and fall of the Empire, with emphasis on its political, economic, social, and cultural achievements.

History of
Ancient Greece

HIA 320 In this course we explore the gradual unfolding and culmination of Greek civilization, through examination of the key transformations of Aegean culture and city-states from the Bronze Age up through the hellenization of the east by the Macedonians.

Women in

HIA 311 The image, role, and status of women in ancient societies, exploring both myth and symbol, analyzed in literary sources, as well as what we can discover of the reality, through demographic evidence, the law, status, marriage and divorce, work, education, and religion.