This course introduces the lands, cities, and peoples associated with the Hebrew and Christian scriptures. Using methodologies from historical geography, archaeology, ancient history, epigraphy, and anthropology, you will learn about the Fertile Crescent, from the Nile Valley, through the Levant and its Jordan River valley, to Mesopotamia--the river valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates, studying the cities and states of the cultures along these rivers in the Bronze and Iron Ages.
This course gives students an overview of Greek cultural, political, and social history. Covering roughly the time from the earliest complex societies in Greece to Alexander the Great and Hellenism, this course will focus on such topics as women in ancient Greece, the origins of democracy, the city-state, literary achievements, sexuality, war and warfare, philosophy, and more.
This course explores a wide range of Ancient Greek and Roman Mythology. With attention on such heroes and gods as Athena, Zeus, Achilles, Antigone, Odysseus, Hercules, Medea, Artemis, Oedipus, Dionysus, Demeter, and others, this course considers both the sources of these great stories and the influence they have had on subsequent art and culture.