Ancient Near East, 330 BC - 640 AD

Ancient Near East, 330 BC - 640 AD
Cultures and empires of the Near East (Persia, Hellenistic kingdoms, Judaism, early Christianity, Rome, and Byzantium) from Alexander the Great to the Arab conquests.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining HIST 239
Course Outcomes

Historical Knowledge of Hellenistic, Christian Near East

Gain a firsthand understanding of the Hellenistic and Christian Near East through studying and analyzing primary sources, using a template of (suggested) questions

Historical Knowledge of Origins of Christianity

Understand the basic historical issues surrounding the origin of Christianity

Historical Knowledge of Christian Roman Empire

Understand the development of the Christian Roman Empire (Byzantium)

Understand Faith and Reason

Understand basic issues of faith and reason, as they relate to Christianity and Judaism in the formative period of the former

Research Literature

Master an early Christian primary source well enough to present, as a group, its gist, meaning, and significance

Critical Analysis

Understand how the political and social changes in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Hellenistic period contributed to the development of science, technology, philosophy, and religion