The Ancient Mediterranean

Survey of the civilizations that flourished in and around Mesopotamia, Egypt, Syria-Palestine, Greece and Italy from the time of the first cities (3000 BC) to the rise of Islam (seventh century AD). Beyond providing a historical overview, the course explores the surprising ways in which the various peoples of this area influenced one another culturally. We will also learn about the different types of evidence, both literary and archaeological, on which knowledge of the ancient world is based. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement. Meets the Critical Learning: HP requirement.

Degree requirement — Critical Learning: HP, Critical Perspectives: G

1 unit — Cramer

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Term Block Title Instructor Location Student Limit/Available Updated
Spring 2024 Block 5 The Ancient Mediterranean Owen Cramer TBA 25 / 25 05/31/2023
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