Ancient Empires: Near East (HISTORY 117)

CLASSICS
81
Instructors
Liu, H. (PI)
Morris, I. (PI)
Section Number
1
Why do imperialists conquer people? Why do some people resist while others collaborate? This course tries to answer these questions by looking at some of the world's earliest empires. The main focus is on the expansion of the Assyrian and Persian Empires between 900 and 300 BC and the consequences for the ancient Jews, Egyptians, and Greeks. The main readings come from the Bible, Herodotus, and Assyrian and Persian royal inscriptions, and the course combines historical and archaeological data with social scientific approaches. Weekly participation in a discussion section is required.
Grading
Letter or Credit/No Credit
Requirements
WAY-SI
Units
4-5
Academic Career
Undergraduate
Course Tags
Minor Elective
Academic Year
Quarter
Autumn
Section Days
Monday Wednesday
Start Time
10:30 AM
End Time
11:20 AM
Location
380-380D