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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: HIS                                     Course Number: 203                                    
Course Title: The Ancient World
Subject: History
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


This course introduces students to critical themes and events in global history that occurred before 500CE. Students consider the major religious movements of the period, the changing meanings of civilization and empire, the emergence of evidence-based thought and systematized reason as alternatives to faith, and the defining cultural collisions and interactions of this long historical epoch. Civilizations and locations covered include Egypt, Mesopotamia, sub-Saharan Africa, India, China, and Europe. Students are examined on all readings either through quizzes or written assignments. Primary and secondary sources are assigned for class discussion, written exercises, and examinations.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
Start Date:    01/30/2013                         End Date: